"It is only after a revolution concludes that one can clearly look back and fully understand what triggered the revolution. External factors such as technology shifts can create the conditions for a revolution where it may not have been possible before. A generation that has a different worldview than their elders may not accept that status quo. From what I’m observing, I believe we are seeing a revolution’s first phase happen before our eyes. (ZdoggMD)
As you can see in the picture accompanying this article after the post-Velvet Revolution celebration, it’s all ages who celebrate. It’s worth noting that the Velvet Revolution was triggered by a crackdown on students.
I’m convinced that the only way there will be a true revolution in healthcare is if there is a partnership between clinicians and individual citizens (aka patients/consumers/people). One without the other isn’t sufficient to unseat deeply entrenched systems. However, I feel doctors will play a unique role in catalyzing the revolution (not to say that clinicians of all types won’t play important roles as well). As I’ve been a Johnny Appleseed of sorts chronicling the far-reaching and transformational work of doc-entrepreneurs, it feeds my optimism that it’s possible to overcome the “Preservatives” who have 3 trillion reasons to protect the status quo. "
One might interchange the word Conservative for Preservative, since conservatives usually like the status quo.
Medicine Is Going Through A Revolution -- With Doctors' Help - Forbes