June 19, 2012 | Ropper, Amato, and Samuels
Put away the red tape
As it seeks to trim health costs, the government must avoid burdening doctors with even more paperwork requirements, write physicians Allan H. Ropper, Anthony A. Amato, and Martin A. Samuels. Already, the glut of rules requiring care-givers to document irrelevant health data is slowing care and damaging the bond between doctors and patients. Instead, the government should convene a commission to look for ways to roll back regulations.