Medical Cynicism and the Most Popular Surgery in the U.S.

December 11th, 2015

“The #1 killer in the US is contact with the US health care system.”

“Congress has not updated the definition of a ‘medical device’ since 1974. That definition is in part: “an instrument, apparatus, implement, machine, contrivance, implant, in vitro reagent, or other similar or related article, including a component part, or accessory which is intended for use in the diagnosis of disease or other conditions, or in the cure, mitigation, treatment, or prevention of disease, in man or other animals…”
 
“At the HIMMS conference, 1/2 of the companies there are trying to solve the problems created by the other half of the companies there.”
 
“Digitized hasn’t transformed.”
 
“EMR systems are where data goes to die.”
 
The most common surgery in the U.S. is cataract surgery.