Dr. Atul Gawande: How Do We Heal Medicine?

20 Apr 2012

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Our medical systems are broken. Doctors are capable of extraordinary (and expensive) treatments, but they are losing their core focus: actually treating people.

According to doctor and writer, Atul Gawande, "There is not a country in the world that now is not asking whether we can afford what doctors do. The political fight that we've developed has become one around whether its government that's the problem or is it insurance companies that are the problem."

"The answer is yes and no - it's deeper than all of that," he argues.

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