Where is money wasted in healthcare? - page 10

Some time ago, I took a week-long class in a process called "Six Sigma", which began in industry and has now migrated over to health care. Officially, it is known as a "process improvement" effort,... Read More

  1. by   Not_A_Hat_Person
    Quote from dunwanna
    Well lets talk about the basics:

    Many visits are a waste of time and can be helped and treated by diet and exercise alone.

    Cancer and chemo, don't get me started.
    I'm confused. Are you saying that cancer should be treated by diet and exercise alone? That people should have to explain their diet and exercise routine before getting any medical care? "Sorry about the broken arm; have you been exercising?" "You think it's strep? Have you been eating your vegetables?"

    According to Consumer reports, if everyone in America took up healthy living tomorrow, we would have the second-highest health care costs in the world.
  2. by   dunwanna
    Quote from Not_A_Hat_Person
    I'm confused. Are you saying that cancer should be treated by diet and exercise alone? That people should have to explain their diet and exercise routine before getting any medical care? "Sorry about the broken arm; have you been exercising?" "You think it's strep? Have you been eating your vegetables?"

    According to Consumer reports, if everyone in America took up healthy living tomorrow, we would have the second-highest health care costs in the world.
    I am just going to speak for myself. I am in my mid 40's. I've never been hospitalized. I used to be overweight. I had knee problems, back problems, high cholesterol, liver problems, anemia, and I was costing the system money that could have been spent on better uses, ie..broken bones, childhood diseases, etc.

    I have been in shape the past 7 years, got off all meds, got rid of processed foods, gluten, sugar, junk food, etc. I have no more knee problems, back problems. Got off my thyroid, cholesterol, and liver drugs, and that money that wasn't truly needed on me, can now be used for someone who really does need it.

    When I said don't get me started on Cancer. I think it's a money making scam for the most part.

    Give me a link to your Consumer report comment...it doesn't make any sense!
  3. by   MaritesaRN
    Quote from Not_A_Hat_Person
    I'm confused. Are you saying that cancer should be treated by diet and exercise alone? That people should have to explain their diet and exercise routine before getting any medical care? "Sorry about the broken arm; have you been exercising?" "You think it's strep? Have you been eating your vegetables?"

    According to Consumer reports, if everyone in America took up healthy living tomorrow, we would have the second-highest health care costs in the world.

    ?????? I do not understand your last sentence ---does not make any sense ! Preventive helath is always money saving, no matter how and where you look at it? :icon_roll
  4. by   Not_A_Hat_Person
    The Consumer Reports quote is from the September 2008 issue.

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