Doctors can’t be replaced by ticking boxes
No wonder we talk about the ‘practice’ of medicine.
As doctors we have a talent that is unique to us and that is clinical judgment or acumen. This is what separates us from people who are not doctors.
So what better way to attack doctors than to diminish the role of clinical acumen?
As soon as there is no skill difference between doctors and anyone else, then the need for doctors is reduced.
This has been the trend over the past 30 years