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Thank you, Dr. Earle, for reading and commenting, and the article.
My impression is that the “industry” is aware. The’re getting sued on a regular basis so it’s hard to believe that they’re not. Cost seems to be playing a much greater role in their decisions than you would hope or expect.
Coincidentally, somebody sent me a link to a very recent NPR podcast, an interview with Jeanne Lenzer, a former “physician’s associate” (I don’t really know what that means), who has written a book about the medical profession and how they seem to be captured or controlled (my words) by the medical device suppliers.
I also added a link to an article transcribing a panel discussion of some well-known surgeons, describing among other things, how their choices are controlled by their organizations, often based primarily on cost.
Here are links to the audio and the transcriptions.
“On the Spot With Colleen Hutchinson: The Art of Herniology 2016”
Just click “Cancel” and the article will appear, or go ahead and print it. Or just read it in the preview window.