Another takeout in the New York Times’ coverage of poor quality in our nation’s military medical system has this quote about what happens when doctors and nurses on the inside complain:
” … brushed off, transferred, investigated, passed over for promotion or fired after they pointed out problems with care.”
The Times had asked anyone with experiences of military medicine to write in to the Times’ reporters, and today’s piece talks about the dozens of responses from doctors and nurses trying to buck the culture of silence and obedience, which works most of the time for the military, but not for health care.
The newspaper is still looking for stories from individuals with first-hand knowledge of the military health care system. Go to this web page if you have one to tell. They won’t publish your name without your OK.