Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Our Fifteenth Anniversary - Welcome Back to Health Care Renewal

Today is the fifteenth anniversary of Health Care Renewal.

As a reminder of where we began, below is a re-post of our welcome to the blog.

Welcome to HCRENEWAL

Health care around the world is beset by rising costs, declining access, stagnant quality, and increasingly dissatisfied health care professionals. Discussions with physicians and other professionals revealed pervasive concerns that the core values of health care are under seige. Patients and physicians are caught in cross-fires between conflicting interests, and subject to perverse incentives. Free speech and academic freedom are threatened. Psuedo-science and anti-science are gaining ground. Causes include the increasing dominance of health care by large organizations, often lead by the ill-informed, the self-interested, and even the corrupt. (1) However, such concentration and abuse of power in health care has rarely been discussed openly. This blog is dedicated to the open discussion of health care's current dysfunction with the hopes of generating its cures.


1. Poses RM. A cautionary tale: The dysfunction of American health care. Eur J Int Med 2003; 14: 123-130. Link here.

1 comment:

Elena Pasca / Pharmacritique said...

Congratulations on 15 years of commitment and working in the public interest!
I said it ten years ago and I'll say it again: this is one of the best blogs in the world on conflicts of interest, lobbying, deceptive drugs, medicalization, overdiagnosis and the pharmaceutical industry's strategies of misinformation and influence.
Ethics, EBM, solid knowledge and no compromise: a winning formula!
Keep up the good work!
Merci et bonne continuation !

Elena Pasca aka Pharmacritique
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