MedicineBall is the new Moneyball
Jordan Shain, M.D. published a futuristic vision for patient centered medicine. The bottom line is the patient becomes not only the recipient of health care but an active collaborator.
Vocal patient advocates insist on patient involvement in the review of complications. It is the current mantra and politically correct statements of the media, at social events, on social media and cocktail parties.
What do the rest of the patient and doctor community really think? That is an unknown. It leads to a conclusion that this course is all well and good.
Without careful analysis this is much like a non blinded study the results of which may be open to question.
Most providers have long been involved in peer review. It has been part and parcel of American Medicine for decades. It may not be a uniform standard practice. Peer review at an academic medical center is much different than that in a small hospital. Patient collaboration may be very important in that setting as part of a regional quality assurance organization. The devil may be in the details.
A poor outcome may result in a medico-legal event. The evidence produced may introduce a new feature in law suits. Malpractice incidents may rise or fall.
MedicineBall is the new Moneyball | Jordan Shlain MD | LinkedIn