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IOM Urges 10 Major Healthcare Fixes



The Institute of Medicine, citing widespread wasteful and inefficient practices, is calling for a major overhaul of the U.S. healthcare system to use resources better and to remove barriers to quality care.



2 comments on "IOM Urges 10 Major Healthcare Fixes"
Joleen Chambers (9/15/2012 at 9:52 AM)

The #1 expenditure of Medicare is joint replacement. July 29, 2011 the IOM reported that the FDA 510(k) method of approving these implanted medical devices should be scrapped because it failed the mission of assuring devices are safe and effective. Thousands of Americans are living in medical and legal purgatory. Profit is privatized but the patient harm byproduct is a drag on our country's prosperity and a national shame. Congess and our judicial system must arm consumers with public health information and consumer protections/civil rights to stand up to a powerful and aggressive industry.
Tyco Brahe (9/12/2012 at 11:24 AM)

Many of these very recommendations are contained within Healthcare Reform. It's terrible that politics gets in the way of improving our heathcare system. All we hear is "Obamacare is bad!" but there's no real discussion of all the valuable points within it.