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Wednesday, January 11, 2006
This is such a depressing commentary of the state of healthcare in the U.S.:
They [a NYC diabetes center focussing every-day maintenance and complication avoidance] did not shut down because they had failed their patients. They closed because they had failed to make money. They were victims of the byzantine world of American health care, in which the real profit is made not by controlling chronic diseases like diabetes but by treating their many complications.
We don't prevent obesity, we perform costly gastric bypass surgeries.
We don't discourage smoking, we expensively treat the lung cancers in the patients final years.