You would think doctors would be making the call on whether you get a breathing tube, but executives who control medical staffing contracts have ways of exerting pressure on physicians to do things their way. They can even decide who gets to see a doctor at all. On corporate spreadsheets, your body becomes little more than a source of profits, and medical staff so many tools for extracting it

Source: Opinion | Welcome to the Emergency Room. A Wall Street Honcho Will Decide Your Treatment. | Lynn Parramore

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