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Can Money Become Medicine?

Should patients be bribed to take their pills?

by
Theodore Dalrymple

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November 5, 2013 - 5:30 pm

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The rate of compliance with treatment of those who were bribed increased from 69 percent to 85 percent, while that of the control group, who received no bribe, remained almost the same. Between five and six times as many patients in the bribed group took all their injections as in the control group.

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Still, it's probably cheaper than a lobotomy.

But not nearly as much fun for the psychiatrists. They don't get to play surgeon.
45 weeks ago
45 weeks ago Link To Comment
For my bribe I'd like Theodore Dalrymple to autograph some books.
46 weeks ago
46 weeks ago Link To Comment
When I was in the Service we got paid twice a month. There were two blood banks in town. The blood banks said you could only donate blood once a month. So, you got paid one week, sold blood to one blood bank the second week, got paid the third week and sold blood to the other blood bank the fourth week. The blood banks never had a shortage of blood and we had a little extra spending money between paydays. Worked out pretty good for all involved except for occasionally having someone pass out from being a bit short on blood.
46 weeks ago
46 weeks ago Link To Comment
Nowadays they drum you out of the Army for being fat. I don't see many fat Soldiers anymore.
42 weeks ago
42 weeks ago Link To Comment
Should patients be bribed to take their pills?
No. Bribe them to off themselves to clear the gene pool.
46 weeks ago
46 weeks ago Link To Comment
But then the psychiatrists and their minions would have nothing to do.

Should we 'off them' too?

(read a book on genetics and schizophrenia. You might be surprised at how little you know.)
46 weeks ago
46 weeks ago Link To Comment
Or just read a book. Any book.
46 weeks ago
46 weeks ago Link To Comment
Whose money are we using here??
46 weeks ago
46 weeks ago Link To Comment
I'm pretty sure that the good doctor's life style is funded mostly by the British taxpayer.
46 weeks ago
46 weeks ago Link To Comment
'The mad are different from *us*, but not that different.'

Are you speaking on behalf of psychiatrists everywhere here?
47 weeks ago
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