Originally Posted by tallaght01
That's just not true. Half a picture is the worst premise on which to base your healthcare decisions.
And why should a doctor in the west of Ireland with a predominantly elderly population have to wait for someone to defend him n boards when someone complains about him.
There are established channels for complaints.
The bio+med forum was never meant for people discussing their own health issues. It's about people discussing general health science issues.
That's a fair reason.
But regarding information, healthcare should not have this aura about it of importance. The same general rules apply to it of consumerism. Yes this doctor in the west treating elderly patients might not get backed up, but then (s)he will not lose patients either because their patients are not on this forum --> likewise for a doctor treating young urbanite patients, any negative comments will have a chance to be refuted by other users who are more likely to have encountered this doctor.
You would not be "basing" your healthcare decisions on what is read here, it would just be used as one more source of information. The more information the better!
But as you say if this is more supposed to be for general health science issues than fair enough this type of topic probably doesn't fit here.