The doctor was adamant: ‘This is America, not Sweden,’ he told me. ‘We operate.’”
Below, a physicians assistant (PA) recounts what happened when he was diagnosed with appendicitis.
Andrew T. Gray knew that he could not afford surgery. Ironically, he had just taken a new job as a PA but had not yet filled out all of the paperwork for insurance. Moreover, he had read about a randomized controlled trial done in Sweden suggesting that over 70% of patients did just as well taking antibiotics rather than going under the knife.
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