Com­mon sense, col­lab­o­ra­tion

Modern Healthcare - - Opinions Letters -

Cer­tainly this is a top sub­ject in many con­ver­sa­tions (“ACP plans to re­lease ev­i­dence-based rec­om­men­da­tions,” Mod­ern Health­care.com, April 25). Any abate­ment of un­nec­es­sary costs will im­prove the fi­nan­cial bur­den placed upon the sys­tem. We must also be aware of cause and ef­fect with an­tic­i­pa­tion of negativity if the de­liv­ery of de­tails and in­for­ma­tion is not ap­pro­pri­ately vet­ted or rea­son­able in the con­text to the pa­tient and prac­ti­tioner.

We do rec­og­nize that this may be too lit­tle, too late based on the re­cent pas­sage of health­care re­form. As the reg­u­la­tions have not been to­tally con­tem­plated, eval­u­ated or un­der­stood, we can only hope that the reg­u­la­tors may adopt some sound med­i­cally fo­cused cost-con­ser­va­tion mea­sures as expressed from this ar­ti­cle.

So­ci­ety is be­com­ing aware that un­in­tended con­se­quences evolve from best ef­forts in so­lu­tions; health­care re­form is only one of these ar­eas that aware­ness is de­vel­op­ing in so­ci­ety.

Af­ter the last an­nounce­ment of overex­u­ber­ance of mam­mo­grams, let’s hope that in­for­ma­tion com­ing from this ex­pert group is more

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