Match Reveals No Love for Nephrology (Registration required, but free.) Article from MedPage Today.
Editor's note: By not focusing on patient goals, chronic dialysis has largely become low-reward herd medicine (or plantation medicine) which provides care that no nephrologists would choose for themselves. As a career choice, nephrology is now both economically and ethically depressing. Nephrology's leaders are stuck in a mindset and a plantation-medicine economy of their own creation. Perhaps it's time for new leadership in nephrology and time to change the financial incentives for nephrologists. What if the nephrologists were incentivized to produce employed and/or rehabilitated patients? Shouldn't that be the goal of major organ replacement therapy?