The Trouble with Medicine: Preserving the Trust Between Patients and Doctors
Allen & Unwin, 1998 - 216 pages
This study examines the changes in medical practice, such as the effects of entrepreneurial medicine, pharmaceutical and other overservicing, and the potential for incompetence, misconduct, abuse and fraud. The author also suggests ways forward for patients, health professionals and policy-makers.
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Walton left the Health Care Complaints Commission of the NSW Dep of Health but not before she'd harmed many well meaning and competent doctors in her obsession with "survivor" politics.
Her extremism is no more evident than in this malicious tome where she decided the outcome of the cases she cites and then goes on to scurrilously imply that they have some credibility because they came from a forum such as the Medical Tribunal of NSW, where she and her cronies selected the jury and most of the witnesses.
Read about Drs Semmelweis, Reich, Roentgen etc., before you accept the tawdry politics of drug pushing doctors in NSW Australia and the morally an intellectually bankrupt Medical Tribunal of NSW as peddling anything more than cant which serves to shore up their own position.