One of the amazing arrogances and Blindspots of the fanatics and zealots of ISM and their "mini-me", FoSiM, is they've got the Healthcare Reform debate turned around completely. Colloquially, they've put the cart before the horse.
It's not hard to spot that the "vision statements" of both ISM and FoSiM aren't backed by any Evidence, any Theory but only Absolutist Assertion: it shows from the start that this is only Ideological based, not based in fact or need, nor indeed arrived at by any valid, credible process.
The "Inversion" of ISM/FoSiM is who they put at the centre of their Healthcare Reform proposal in their call for more "Science in Medicine", ignoring their one-eyed bias where they never examine the Practice or Science of their own, Medical Care.
What's completely missing is The Patient.
This is the Inversion. It's Practitioner- and Profession-centric, not Patient-centric.
This is the Big Lie, the massive horn-swoggle that ISM/FoSiM are attempting to pull off:
The Patient, their Outcomes, the Quality of their Care and their Safety under Medical Care is completely absent. And most importantly, Patient Accessibility and Affordability are missing.The ISM/FoSiM advocacy for more "Science in Medicine", even taken at face value, is a clear call for:
"More Science" does involve more money for research, more expensive devices, drugs, equipment and services and, for the very few that can afford it, much more expensive interventions ("Rescue Care") for extreme conditions. It's a Bonanza for everyone making money out of the process, the Companies, Practitioners and Researchers, and a FAIL for everyone else: the Patients, the Healthcare workers and the Governments funding it.
How can "More Science" equate to "Better Healthcare"?
Not in the Real World and not at all for Ordinary People who'll be paying for it...This is a scheme dreamed up by the privileged, for the privileged, of the the privileged:
ISM/FoSiM are Medical-Political Lobby groups aimed directly and solely at attracting More Money to themselves using the ruse of Better Healthcare through More Science.
The ISM/FoSiM pitch:
Better Healthcare is all about us, not the patient, it's More Expensive, More Profitable Business for us, everyone else is irrelevant!
If you'd like to know what Better Healthcare looks like, here's the definitive guide, with actual research references:
"Managing Clinical Processes: Doing Good by Doing Well" by Dr Brent James.