Saturday, December 8, 2012

When I went into medicine, my first choice for a specialty was "Psychiatry". Economics is the psychiatry of money and business. I find it fascinating how you can turn unpredictable beings(humans) into cog wheels (however condescending), who are after all, very similar to each other, and can be predicted to a very wide extent. An Emergency room patient, waiting in the lobby,suddenly gets up and starts yelling because he can see other (more sick) patients being sent in ahead of her. She is not a "bitch" or an annoying impatient patient! A confluence of factors simply raised her discontent up to a certain threshold. Why don't we separate patients according to degree of illness,even while waiting in the lobby? I'm just thinking out loud.