Medicine is a word with 3 meanings

Everybody is a stakeholder these days in what we broadly call medicine, or health care. But there is little agreement on what medicine is and what the priorities of the health care “industry” should be. I propose this breakdown of medicine into three separate phenomena. 1. Micromedicine 2. Macromedicine 3. Metamedicine Let me explain: Micromedicine: one on one, real doctoring Doctors from antiquity have served their patients one on one, as individuals. Osler, the father of modern medicine said: “It is much more important to know what sort of a patient has a disease than what sort of a disease a patient has.” Continue reading ... Your patients are rating you online: How to respond...

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