Pragmatism in Healthcare

Samant Virk, MD


Though this article is in reference to the political landscape in this country, while reading it, I felt same could be applied to our approach towards healthcare as well. While we have many approaches and solutions that are data-driven, fact driven and outcome based solutions, approaching the problem with a touch of pragmatism as depicted by Munson in this OpEd piece by David Brooks is something we might need to take a step back and think about.

While I'm a big believer in the scientific method and approaching problems from a fact based angle, the Mumford approach to adding philosophical and literary depth to the way we approach our pertinent healthcare issues would be a more comprehensive way of creating effective, meaningful solutions that, while creating results, can be embraced and celebrated.