Medicine is a business but doctors don’t have business minds. They’re actually mostly people who are good at memorization and regurgitation of the information. Through out my childhood my family was immersed in the business of medicine. One person had the degree and the other had the business mind. Our home was littered with pharmaceutical swag, our family vacations were to medical conventions, free dinners at the best restaurants and the pharmaceutical reps were like family. The reps were everything because those who treated you the best were the ones who’s medication you prescribed the most. Watching doctors learn how to best memorize and regurgitate the talking points the pharmaceutical company wanted you to represent all while completely ignoring anything that could challenge the safety of medication.
The business of medicine is also so far and so widespread it’s unbelievable and most of it has nothing to do with the purpose of medicine in the first place, the health of people. Everyone, doctors, hospitals, pharmaceutical companies and insurance companies have their hand in the pot and everything revolves around profit and nothing around cures or the health of the people.
Unfortunately it’s really a shining example of supply and demands to a doomed society. Medicine not for profit means cures but with a long line of self serving clientele that doesn’t want to do the work to be healthy or have any accountability for their lifestyle choices the business of medicine is alive and well.
Everything in medicine is bought and paid for and nothing comes for free!