I Can't Wait to Be Average

January 23, 2015 7:19 PM

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Who wakes up every day and says "I can't wait to be average!"? No one in the medical profession should, but that is exactly what will happen if Dr. Peter Bach and those who think like him get their way.

His recent New York Times piece and similar articles on the "unsustainable" cost of health care repeatedly mention that patients given a novel therapy "only" live on average a few months longer, so this treatment is not appropriate and access to it should be denied. It is a shame that he and some ot...

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