Voice of Conscience from the Medical Profession

“A cardiologist from a megacity mentioned a young colleague in a big corporate hospital, who was told that unless he converted 40 per cent of his out patients into those undergoing surgical procedures like angioplasty, he would be kicked out of the corporate hospital. To keep his job he would have to advise surgical procedures for 25 per cent of his patients who do not need it,” say the authors, outlining how many corporate hospitals are run today.

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OPEN — Prabha Chandran