Psychiatric Drug Facts via :

“Most psychiatric drugs can cause withdrawal reactions, sometimes including life-threatening emotional and physical withdrawal problems… Withdrawal from psychiatric drugs should be done carefully under experienced clinical supervision.” Dr. Peter Breggin

Sep 8, 2012

The Institute of Medicine Best Care at Lower Cost Report

An Institute of Medicine report released Thursday September 6, 2012, "is an expansive indictment of American healthcare" according to Marshall Allen, ProPublica reporter.

"The “Best Care at Lower Cost” report says that waste, fraud and other inefficiencies are costing an estimated $765 billion a year – an amount greater than the entire budget of the Department of Defense. The report also said too many patients are suffering harm, and it’s now recognized that infections and complications that were once considered routine can now be prevented with an evidence-based approach to medicine." Marshall Allen, via ProPublica Patient Harm Community on facebook.

via Institute of Medicine of the National Academies:

Best Care at Lower Cost: The Path to Continuously Learning Health Care in America Report Released:September 6, 2012 
Type:Consensus Report
Topics:Quality and Patient Safety, Health Services, Coverage, and Access
Activity:The Learning Health Care System in America
Board:Executive Office

"America's health care system has become far too complex and costly to continue business as usual. Pervasive inefficiencies, an inability to manage a rapidly deepening clinical knowledge base, and a reward system poorly focused on key patient needs, all hinder improvements in the safety and quality of care and threaten the nation's economic stability and global competitiveness. Achieving higher quality care at lower cost will require fundamental commitments to the incentives, culture, and leadership that foster continuous "learning”, as the lessons from research and each care experience are systematically captured, assessed, and translated into reliable care.

"In the face of these realities, the IOM convened the Committee on the Learning Health Care System in America to explore these central challenges to health care today. The product of the committee’s deliberations, Best Care at Lower Cost, identifies three major imperatives for change: the rising complexity of modern health care, unsustainable cost increases, and outcomes below the system’s potential." more here 

hat tip SSLoenatik on twitter Starship Loenatik blog

Marshall Allen on twitter Journalism in the Public Interest ProPublica on twitter

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