“An alternative reading of the data might suggest that the war on obesity is the source of increased costs rather than higher BMI itself. ” “Because BMI is considered a risk factor for many diseases, obese persons are automatically relegated to greater testing and treatment, which means that positing BMI as a risk factor results in increased costs, regardless of whether BMI itself is problematic.”
“We’ve actually accomplished no improvement whatsoever, yet we have completely changed the environment for obstetrics with this sort of legally peddled optimism about what gadgets and knives can do.”
why hello jennifer drew and thanks for commenting!
i remember reading this a long time ago (with less corporate styling) and digging it.
this is so complete and scrappy. lots of links and resources too.
“The question facing obstetrics was this: Is medicine a craft or an industry?”