Dr. Broffman — very interesting article! If you’d like to republish it in Tincture, we’d be interested. Contact me at email@example.com if interested.
Thank you for reading and commenting on the article. Let me respond to your points:
“So the implication that ownership of firearms has anything to do with causing suicide is specious, to say the least.”
I made no such implication. However, it does seem that people wishing to commit suicide finding…
No, that’s the problem we have now — people get paid more if their care doesn’t make you better and you need even more care. If your doctor said you’ll be 100% in 2 weeks, and you’re not, why should he/she get paid more?
Again, the suggestion is not about simple better or worse, it’s better or worse than expected.
My POV is that, as messy as the whole ownership of data already is, it’s worse than we realize. Data about me is not necessarily “my” data, so deciding who should own/control what is going to be difficult.
I gave the example of EHR data about me; it is also data about the physician(s) involved (what they did/found about me)…
Sounds very promising, and I’ll be interested to watch as you get more traction.
Thought you might be interested in this article about peer-to-peer: https://tincture.io/our-ptolemaic-healthcare-system-f6e25bdd6e2a
It is a tough issue. I think there are many spheres in life where lay people have difficulty making good decisions — e.g., fixing your car or anything in the legal system. In those cases, we usually defer much of the decision-making to “experts.” Health care is like that.