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Are you a victim of patient profiling?

Discussion in 'Health News and Research unrelated to ME/CFS' started by Cheshire, Apr 26, 2018.

  1. Cheshire

    Cheshire Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    https://www.kevinmd.com/blog/2014/02/victim-patient-profiling.html
     
  2. Woolie

    Woolie Committee member

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    I thought some of the cases were odd examples to choose. One guy was denied treatment because he couldn't pay, and that's awful (that's the US for you), but its not patient profilling. One woman refused vaccines to her child, and it would appear the doctor took a poor view. Agreed, patients should have the right to choose, but that's not patient profiling either. There's a couple of stories of people asking for strong pain meds over long periods, and their doctors didn't agree, not sure if this counts as patient profiling either.

    The others are okay. One guy with sinus problems accused of being a cocaine abuser, says he wasn't. One young woman talked down to by the doctor when asking for specific contraception.

    Where are all the women whose heart attack symptoms were missed because the doctor just thought she was just having a wee panic attack?

    Where are all the young women whose complaints were dismissed because she was probably just being histrionic?
     

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