Why Has Population-Based Medicine Never Worked and Will Never Work?
A study, published July 15 in The Lancet, involved nearly 27,000 people from every continent. This study explores stroke risk factors in all major regions of the world, within key populations and within stroke sub types.
The researchers looked at the proportion of strokes caused by specific risk factors to determine the extent to which eliminating each risk would reduce the impact of stroke. The researchers calculated potential reductions for eliminating other risk factors as follow:
Physical inactivity: 36 percent
Poor diet: 23 percent
Obesity: 19 percent
Smoking: 12 percent
Heart causes: 9 percent
Diabetes: 4 percent
Alcohol use: 6 percent
Stress: 6 percent
Lipids (blood fats): 27 percent
The combined reduction for all 10 risk factors was 90.7 percent across all regions, age groups and among both men and women.
We agree that those risk factors very well reflect the population data, but such study is useless to individual persons for two obvious reasons. The risk contributions cannot be applied to any individual person. Second, even if we assume that those contributory factors were true in each person, they cannot be used to stop a person from getting found risks. After a person has gained a status in those risky factors, it is extremely hard to get it. The only things that a person can do is improving diet, stopping smoking, stopping using alcohol, and reducing stress. With all of those things having been done, there is no chance that the person can get out of stroke risk.
This is a typical article showing why population-based medicine will not work and will never work. It cannot be used to cure diseases for those who have been fallen in the class. Nine of 10 could be prevented is only a theoretical possibility that modern medicine could not deliver to real people.
FLAWS IN MEDICAL SYSTEM
We will show how the U.S. political system has influenced modern medicine and created a medical landscape that is unable to cure diseases but spread the incurable concept in the world. It impacts medicine through health care laws, tax law, medial research funding policies, rules and regulations for federal research agencies, national patent policies on medical inventions, and enforcement actions though FDA.
Many problems such as the unworkable practicing model and evidence-based approach are products of the political system. They are discussed here.
While we can show the nearly most medical wonders are created by people, often patients, outside of medical processions, the U.S. government has made an unwise assumption that all challenged medical problems would be addressed by established research institutions. The U.S. lawmakers do not understand that medical basic research has run far and far away from practicing skills. Most new findings in scaring, regenerating organs, non-scar healing, stem cell repairing function, and immune mechanisms have not been used in real world to treat patients.
Most medical cures the world is waiting do not require additional basic findings, but smart or surprising ways to treatments. This is not what established scientists can deliver by conducting controlled trials. If the U.S. has not destroyed its patent system so profoundly in the last half a century, most diseases might have been removed from the long incurable list. Now, most medical inventions are made on synthetic chemicals.
We will show how the political system has strangled the modern medicine.
FLAWS IN MEDICAL DIAGNOSIS
Everyone in the world believes that functional and structure-based diagnosis approach must be the best. Our question is why diagnosis tends to diagnose a disease when it is too later to cure.
We will show that modern diagnostic approach is unworkable for the following reasons: (1) lack of diagnostic sensitivity and extremely poor resolution of all structural data, (2) low reliability due to random drawing of test samples and interference by a large number of factors in a totally open system, (3) lack of correlation between functional and structural changes and root disease cause factors, and (4) normally expected long delays (2 to 50 years).
While each one of the weaknesses is fatal, its inability to link disease cause factors determines that it cannot cure any chronic diseases. If cirrhosis is diagnosed, it cannot show what causes it and thus there is no cure for it. It is true for all challenging diseases.
FLAWED MEDICAL FOUNDATION: THE REASONS FOR THE INCURABLE ERA
Why did medicine failure to cure any of the leading chronic diseases such obesity, cancer, vascular diseases, stroke, autoimmune diseases, lung fibrosis, liver cirrhosis, etc.
We examine the foundation of modern medicine. We show that many common law concepts were ported into the foundation of medicine without ever being validated. All of those concepts were developed long before modern sciences were known.
When the common law concepts were developed around 700 to 800, designers were not guided by relevant sciences. The designers did not understand probability, group theory, process optimization, and even the best rule like ?apple cannot be compared with orange.? They did not know how repeating application of several fixed rules could impact final results. They did not know what kind of data could be aggregated and what may not. The whole common process with fatally flawed designs still runs the U.S. and influences the world.
The common law rules are not wrong per se when they are used to compel citizens to comply with legal obligations. Most common law vestiges continue forcing people to accept them as presumptions so that they must be regarded as truth. This system is maintained by those who are not trained in any of relevant sciences. However, when such common law concepts are used to regulate natural process, natural phenomena, and the human body, they only result in consistent failure.
This is a main reason for the failure of modern medicine and the failure of common law nations.