Besides the Failure to Produce a Cure the Administrative Processess and Procedures are Lacking?
The support staff for Hospitals, Rehab Facilities, Doctor’s Offices, and anywhere there are Doctors and a support staff, that is where the weakest link of our health care.
You go in for an operation for example, and the surgeon does a great job, and then you go home. Or you go to a Rehab Facility.
These Rehab Facility are about as good as the Doc in the Box medical care.
Rehab especially for the elderly is really the waiting room for God. Many if not most of the doctors at these facilities are independent contractors. There is little continuity, especially on weekends and holidays as the staff changes. These doctors usually swoop in unannounced and don’t meet any of the patients family. The doctors clock in and out like the old factory worker of the past.
Walking around some of these Rehab Facilities is like looking at some third world hospital. Those patients without family that visit them are left to the kindness of the nursing staff. Most of the staff that I have seen take little interest in nursing and look at it as a very tedious and boring job. This is a major flaw in the health care system in the US.
There should be a comprehensive process and procedure to chart what you do until the next visit. In fact, that is what is missing in many cases when you leave the doctor.
There should be no guesses as what you need to do.
What you should expect from the surgery, what prescriptions you need to get, what do and don’t and what to look for that gets you to call 911, the Doctor, or other medical help.
Obamacare doesn’t help the quality of healthcare, and this is a major healthcare issue.
A Surgical Procedure is not a Cure
There have been tremendous advancements in surgical procedures and techniques, but they are not cures to major diseases. Rather, they are solutions for specific problems. I am giving credit to these advancements, but the point of this article is about medical cures for major diseases. The sad fact is that there has been a dearth of medical cures over the last fifty or more years.
The ACA Healthcare Insurance how will it cure your disease?
The PPACA won’t create cures for Major Diseases.
Something to think about National Healthcare, the FDA and the Drug Companies, in relation to the Health Insurance Companies.
You now are forced into healthcare at the point of the government penalizing you if you don’t get insurance.
So, you get one of the many diseases that has been around longer than you have been around. You take your health insurance card to the doctor, or the hospital and say cure me.
It is as simple as that, your healthcare insurance just saves you.
Not on your life, and that may be the stakes. There have been no cures for major diseases since the FDA was given the responsibility by congress to check up on the drug companies drugs. So, the FDA is going to certify a drug that you might use, cured again. Not hardly, many of the FDA passed drug fail, and some fail to the point that the lawyer are all over them with huge damages, and class action suits.
Oh, and these drugs don’t cure disease, they are merely treatments, to ease the symptoms or make you more comfortable. Many are expensive, and a lot of them you will take for many years if not forever.
Remember the golden rule in the health industry, providing the care is their most important product because it brings in the gold. Mostly the healthcare industry is a for profit organization. Profit is how they base their success and not by saving lives.
Health Insurance is only part of health care
The big push since Barack Obama became president was for everyone to have health insurance. Health insurance only gets you to the doctor, but when you get there what then. The quality of health care regardless of health insurance is questionable.
Yes, there are treatments, and there are medical tests, and there are medical opinions. This generates hundreds of millions of drugs of all kinds to be prescribed. Many of these drugs work after a fashion. You can google your malady and get a pretty good idea of what drugs will be offered to you for your malady. Many of these drugs treat the symptoms of your malady, only a few will affect a cure.
The problem today is we have more specialties in the medical field than we had when aspirin was the king.
We have more diseases, at least it seems that way.
We have more medical specialists.
Over the last fifty years, our foods have been treated, cured, and doped with chemicals.
Our bodies and brains know how to deal with real foods, but they are confused when it comes to the chemicals and the additives.
In addition, we have a plethora of prescribed medications that are interacting with these real, and artificial foods. Suffice to say, that these challenges to our bodies can have mysterious results.
Over the years, the government and researchers have told us what they think we should eat, and drink. And over the years, it was a moving target because they realized they were wrong.
The point here is that the quality of medical care is poor, because we don’t have cures. Instead, we have procedures, and drug companies selling us questionable drugs. You only have to look at the advertisements on TV to see the side effects, and the lawsuits against FDA approved drugs.
The rest of this hub goes into more detail, but now that we have Affordable Health care, assuming that for the moment, then we need to move on to having medical cures, and better health practices. Get the health insurance companies to stop telling our doctors what we can and cannot have for medical treatment. Also, get the government to realize that the FDA is more of a burden to finding these cures, than it is a good medical watchdog.
The saying that it is not what the doctors know, but it is what they don’t know that will kill you. The same is true of the FDA, and the government.
Some of the Reasons for the Dearth of Medical Cures for Major Diseases.
There is a difference between fixing a medical problem and curing a disease. Curing a disease is when the root cause of the disease has been neutralized. A vaccine that prevents the disease in the first place is even better than a cure because you don’t get the disease in the first place. Today, many diseases are treated through medication, but many times the medication is not curing the disease, it is working on reducing or removing the symptoms of the disease, while the disease is still present. The patient lives with the diseases, but now they can deal better with the annoying symptoms being reduced, or controlled.
Fixing a diseases is mostly done with surgery, or some other like process. The source of the disease is removed, altered, or replaced when possible. A Heart Bypass is an example where the diseased wasn’t cured but the surgical bypass allows the blockage in the heart to be bypasses, and the supply of blood to continue. A cure would have been able to repair the condition, and in a sense reverse the process.
In the fixing part of the health industry there have been much improvement especially in the surgical process, as they have been made safer, and done in areas of the body and brain that couldn’t be done years ago. The state of the art medical equipment that we have today is far superior to what we had only decades ago. The surgical approach is not a cure, but a workaround the medical problem.
What we are still lacking today are real cures that go the root of the disease and reverse the process back to normal or near normal. Developing something that will prevent a disease from occurring usually doesn’t cure the person that already has the disease, but it can prevent a new person from getting it.
Not in order of importance, here are some of the big reasons for no major diseases being cured.
The federal government
The for profit Pharmaceutical Companies
Health Insurance Companies
to be added to be addedLawyers and the courts
My Premise for the Statement About the Lack of Medical Cures For Major Diseases
From the days of aspirins to the modern age of NSAID (Non Steroid Anti Inflammatory Drugs) to the major improvements in medical technology we have made dramatic and impressive improvements in surgical procedures, but we have attained only treatments for major diseases. Neither of these advancements has resulted in a breakthrough for curing a major diseases, much less the multitude of diseases we have today.
In the ten items listed above, we have some reasons why cures are not forthcoming, even thoug we have vastly improved technology and knowledge.
I will discuss each of the items on the list as to how they impede medical cures.