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“A Doctor’s Touch.” TEDGlobal 2011. Jul. 2011. Conference Presentation.
Source: "A Doctor's Touch." TEDGlobal 2011. Jul. 2011. Conference Presentation. Additional Information: This quote is from physician and writer Abraham Verghese's 2011 TED Talk about major problems in the health care system. The quote means that hospitals have lost their common sense; even if a patient's ailment is obvious, multiple unnecessary tests are ordered to confirm what could have been diagnosed by merely looking at the patient. Watch the full TED Talk here: Abraham Verghese - A Doctor's Touch