Patient Diana Hsieh relates her personal experience with a health problem to illustrate why "cookie cutter" medicine and government "quality control" through adherence to clinical guidelines is bad for your health.
For a more technical discussion, don't miss the following posts by two practicing physicians who regularly blog on health care policy.
"Dangers of strict adherence to clinical guidelines" by Doug Perendia
"Who Writes these guidelines anyway?" by Dr. Rich Fogoros
Elements of Health Reform: Lessons Learned
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