Imagining a world where Amazon runs hospitals

The medicine model has changed since our predecessors practiced medicine in the days of Dr. William Osler. These days, medicine is a commercialized industry. The hospital makes this clear by prioritizing charting and patient satisfaction over patient care. Also, patients are accountable for making it feel this way. Some patients want to dictate their care completely, like making an order at Burger King. Physicians are encouraged to please patients, because three stars are better than four under their name on Google. This is only the beginning. In the future, medicine will likely go something like this: imagine a world where only three big companies essentially run everything. These compan...

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