Saturday, July 10, 2010

Gibbs does some slippin' and slidin' on Berwick

Gibbs seems to avoid answering the questions about recess appointee Donald Berwick

In an article published in 1994 in the Journal of the American Medical Association, Berwick opined, "Most metropolitan areas in the United States should reduce the number of centers engaging in cardiac surgery, high-risk obstetrics, neonatal intensive care, organ transplantation, tertiary cancer care, high-level trauma care, and high-technology imaging."

"There needs to be global budget caps on total healthcare spending for designated populations (ie-rationing)" Dr. Berwick says. "The simplest way to reach these goals is with a single payer system."
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