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Noveed Hussain

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Why not pay doctors after getting rid of disease...?

I was just that we should pay the fees of doctors after getting rid of disease or feeling better than before it will reduce the wrong diagnoses and doctors will pay more attention.

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  • Sep 28 2012: preventive health strategies have been in place in ancient times.
    in acupunture traditionally they used to have a system where - you paid to remain healthy. if one got sick, payment ceased & the practitioner had to return the person to good health before payments to the practitioner resumed.
    the good things about that are
    1. people get good preventive health & are encouraged by the doctor to remain healthy as he /she gets a good feed.
    2. sickness makes the doctor a pauper so its in his interest to practise good preventive medicine
    3. develops a completely new a paradigm for health - how to maintain health rather than worry about disease & concentrate on getting rid of disease
    4. it also emphasises how we measure health & clear parameters for defining health criteria.
    i would one day like to practise this philosophy & benefit from it.
    hope this helps
    anand

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