How doctors do harm –

I have come to believe that much of the rhetoric for and against health care reform lacks the understanding that the issue involves human beings.

Lost in that debate is the fact that a large number of our fellow Americans are suffering and dying avoidable deaths, because of lack of quality health care.

I believe we should be both ashamed and furious about our health care system. America spends more per person on health care than any other country. Per-person costs are nearly 1.5 times higher than the second most expensive country. We simply do not get the outcomes we pay for.