“The name of the game in this economy and this health care climate and this political world is exclusion. You know it and I know it. We just don’t want to talk about it.”
When I was a medical student and resident, the problem was mostly that we didn’t have decent treatments. Now it is that we don’t allow people to get the improved treatments we have.
Read the rest of this excellent post on gregsmithmd about our increasingly systematic failure to provide services to patients with mental illness, drug or alcohol problems, developmental disabilities, or behavioral disturbances. Yes, read it – and weep.
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