When the Healthcare System and Patients’ Best Interests Don’t Totally Align

This is by no means a new problem. A couple of thousand years ago, Virgil wrote “aegrescit medendo,” which means, roughly, “healing (medendo) makes it worse (aegrescit).” (Aeneid XII) About four hundred years ago, Francis Bacon wrote “The remedy is worse than the disease.” Back in those days, the remedies were indeed pretty severe. Blood-letting, […]