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Unnecessary care: are doctors in denial and is profit driven healthcare to blame?

BMJ 2012; 345 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.e6230 (Published 02 October 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;345:e6230

Re: Unnecessary care: are doctors in denial and is profit driven healthcare to blame?

Money is like blood, and poverty is like anemia. Anemia is physical and caused by weakness, malnutrition, infection, and bleeding. Poverty is fiscal and caused by bleakness, maldistribution, deception, and cheating. Anemia may need a transfusion from the blood bank, but poverty may need an infusion from the bloody bank.

Competing interests: No competing interests

06 October 2012
Hugh Mann
Physician
Retired
Eagle Rock, MO, USA