In a world of medicine where doctors and hospitals have made huge strides in treating the sick, we are still dealing with a very real problem: doctors and their patients still don’t get the care they need.
That’s why, according to the New York Times, we need to stop treating doctors like geniuses.
We need to change our culture, and change our medicine.
That is why I’m going to be the president of the American Academy of Medicine, a body that will be tasked with setting national standards for doctors, their patients, and the medical community.
I’m also going to push hard to make it possible for doctors to go to the bedside and have a real conversation with their patients.
This week, I am meeting with our top physicians and medical leaders to talk about the new leadership we need for the next two years, and to share some ideas about how to make sure doctors can have a genuine conversation with patients, as well.
And I’m looking forward to working with other physicians to put forward a bold vision for the future.
But first, let’s talk about what we know about how doctors actually get the medicine they need in our health system.
When doctors prescribe antibiotics, they’re taking a lot of antibiotics that could be used to treat other conditions.
In fact, we’re spending more on antibiotics than on any other prescription drug.
But the truth is, many doctors aren’t getting the drugs they need for their patients; most aren’t being able to get the drugs at all.
As a result, the drugs are often prescribed in ways that don’t make sense.
And that is unacceptable.
We’re also taking too many antibiotics that don´t work.
For example, antibiotics that work against viruses don’t work well against bacteria, and antibiotics that kill cancer cells don’t kill healthy cells.
So the vast majority of antibiotics prescribed to patients are useless or counterproductive.
And many doctors prescribe unnecessary antibiotics that actually hurt patients and cause unnecessary side effects.
In addition, the United States spends more on antibiotic-resistant bacteria than any other nation in the world, and that is a serious problem.
And yet, our health care system is riddled with bugs that can be transmitted to people.
In our hospitals, our doctors are prescribing antibiotics with no regard for patient safety, and our hospitals are prescribing drugs to treat infections that are treatable, but don’t always work.
This is a problem that affects all of us.
Doctors need to be given a realistic and transparent view of what they can do to improve the health of their patients and patients’ health.
That means they need to see the real world and be able to ask patients, “Is this medicine really needed?”
We are taking the right steps in addressing this problem.
We are building a National Antibiotic Advisory Committee, a group of leading scientists, clinicians, and researchers who will work to develop a national standard for antibiotic prescribing.
We will also establish a new National Drug Adherence Program to better educate doctors on antibiotic use.
And we are working to make the best use of antibiotics by developing a new way to make them available to doctors and patients, one that reduces their costs and harms patients.
We have an opportunity to change medicine, to change how we do medicine.
I am proud to be running for president of an organization that will help us do that.
Let me be clear: Our job is not to solve all the problems.
It is to fix what is broken, and we are going to make some big changes.
We can do this by making it easier to get our medicines, and by getting more doctors to prescribe antibiotics more frequently.
We also have a responsibility to change the culture of medicine.
We must have a more transparent, accountable system for prescribing antibiotics.
We cannot afford to continue treating doctors as experts who are rewarded for their ability to prescribe drugs and to treat people with disease.
We owe it to patients and to society to improve our medicines so they work better.
That starts by asking doctors: What do you think the best way to use antibiotics is?
We also need to take action to reduce the number of antibiotics we prescribe, especially for antibiotic-resistance-associated infections, such as MRSA.
I have made my commitment to reduce antibiotic use in my first 100 days in office.
We already have taken steps to do just that, and in the next three months, we will be announcing a new approach to reducing antibiotic use, a strategy that has already led to a dramatic reduction in MRSA infections and the use of new antibiotics.
The United States has the highest use of drugs on the planet, and if we are serious about reducing antibiotic resistance, we must reduce our use of those drugs.
And while there is still much to be done, we have already started a major shift in our prescription.
We stopped taking antibiotics for tuberculosis in 2015, and now we are the only developed country that allows us to take antibiotics for colorectal cancer, HIV, and tuberculosis in