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Patients are not consumers

April 23, 2011

The idea that all this can be reduced to money — that doctors are just people selling services to consumers of health care — is, well, sickening. And the prevalence of this kind of language is a sign that something has gone very wrong not just with this discussion, but with our society’s values.

Paul Krugman on his blog arguing that patients are not consumers and health policy discussions employing such language are disingenuous.

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