The Right Medicine: How to Make Health Care Reform Work by David Cundiff MD, Mary Ellen McCarthy PHD (auth.)

By David Cundiff MD, Mary Ellen McCarthy PHD (auth.)

When Dr. David Cundiff known as me with an offer to aid study and write the suitable drugs i used to be intrigued yet skep­ tical. His principles for reform of the U.S. well-being care method have been visionary, radical, and hugely original-but could they paintings? As a Wall road analyst and long-time pupil of the overall healthiness care method, I had my doubts. had learn David's e-book on hospice care, Euthanasia isn't the I solution, and was once inspired. and that i had lately witnessed the sluggish demise of my grandmother from the issues of Alzheimer's disorder. even though she was once and have been agony for years and even though her care used to be a unprecedented emotional and monetary burden, nursing domestic directors and physicians inspired one final ditch deal with­ ment after one other, pulling her again at any time when from the edge of what could were a merciful demise. I knew that David was once right in his competition that hospice care and a extra spar­ ing software of excessive know-how medication have been significant keys to enhancing healthiness care. I additionally discovered, after a decade of interpreting the overall healthiness care undefined, government-funded method alongside the strains of Canada's was once most likely the one method to rein in rampant infla­ tion and supply common assurance. yet David had different rules, too. He argued that preventive care may dramatically reduce either the prevalence and prices associ­ ated with the most typical reasons of ailment in the US today.

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She was sufficiently alert and aware to insist that she would never go to a nursing home. No mention was made in the newspaper story of visiting nurses or adult day care or other services that are available for families of Alzheimer's patients. After shots were heard in their apartment, police found the two dead and determined that the man had first shot the woman and then turned the gun on himself. No family or close friends of either person could be contacted for further details about a possible motive.

Would cardiovascular disease rates be reduced? Probably not significantly, despite the high cost, both in monetary terms and in side effect risks. And millions of at-risk individuals would still not be recommended to have drug treatment since the cutoff for drug therapy is 240 mg cholesterol, while the Framingham study showed that a level of below 150 mg is the ideal cholesterol level for preventing cardiovascular disease. The current enthusiasm for drug treatment of high blood lipids may even be worsening the cardiovascular risk by giving people a false sense of security in their belief that taking pills alone will prevent a heart attack or stroke.

Over half a million Americans will die of cancer this yeartragically, because, as Lawrence Garfinkel, epidemiologist for the American Cancer Society has written: "Americans do not seem to know that cancer is mostly a preventable disease and that its risks can be substantially reduced by modifying lifestyles ... Cancer is not the inevitable disease that it once was ... ''! Effective primary prevention could wipe out most cancer in the United States. By contrast, treatment remains only modestly effective-despite the hoopla over new technology and drugs, and despite the enormous sums being spent on treatment and 33 34 The Right Medicine research.

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