by Nicholas J. Rohrhoff
Each generation of physicians has no choice but to take on the responsibility of learning the science of medicine – how best to care for patients. But current circumstances dictate that we must also bear the burden of developing policy that creates the best system in which to provide that care.
Creation of a 21st century American healthcare system will require engagement and effort from everyone. In this endeavor, the role of physicians is special. We are, first and foremost, the chief advocates for patients. Far too often, this role absconds when we leave the exam room, hospital or clinic.
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