Sunday, July 08, 2007

Morals and Medicine

"In designing the framework for health system performance, WHO broke new methodological ground, employing a technique not previously used for health systems. It compares each country’s system to what the experts estimate to be the upper limit of what can be done with the level of resources available in that country. It also measures what each country’s system has accomplished in comparison with those of other countries."

Oh brilliant! They are not looking at what the US does but what this bunch of pin heads thinks it could be doing. So they set up individual targets for every country - what *they* think is a good health care system and then they judge success and failure. In other words it is a comparison NOT with other countries but with a fantasy of their own creation.

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