Cece wrote:I am lousy at going quiet, it is like holding my breath.
If others here are unaware, Dr. Cumming is from Canada originally, I have wondered what his perspective is on the Canadian situation.
Now that's opening Pandora's box.
Two of the big issues...
1. Research... this I think is dismal. Given the high incidence of MS and the lack of any meaningful studies going on is embarrassing. Politics at work.
2. Treatment. In Canada (and in all of the world, even the US), health care is rationed. It simply has to be. There are not enough dollars to cover all available services. So, given the lack of conclusive evidence around CCSVI and its treatment, you definitely could argue that the system should not pay. However, the system does not have any criteria that defines when a procedure should or should not be covered. So, all diseases are not treated equal. With self paying patients, its seem silly to have these dollars flowing out of the country. Its also not good care - especially for this procedure which has durability issues and requires good longitudinal follow up.