I'm a doctor who is involved with the hospital's IT and EMR. The cost of switching over to electronic records is an already expensive proposition at the beginning and where the vendors get you is for maintaining the EMR on a yearly basis. Yes, it is minimal labor and not many pages but it is NOT minimal cost. Neither the private insurance nor medicare/medicaid reimburse the doctor for his or her use of the EMR and the patient is saddled with the cost.
I think that aurispector is suggesting the institution of health courts. The idea is that you have judges specially trained in health care issues who then retain objective outside experts to provide feedback and allow the judge to make a decision based on their findings. It's a lot more fair in getting money to more people injured from medical mistakes than the current system where the "jackpot" helps the lawyers than the patients.
What you might call a dictatorship I call a stabilization and modernization of Iran in face of growing Islamic and Communist groups working against the Shah and his policies. There are two sides to every story and it seems that you have clung onto one point of view and readily dismiss the positives outcomes that the Shah brought to Iran.
If I had to choose between a Shah run Iran vs that of an Islamic Republic, I would choose the Shah.
As a medical student, we are taught chemistry and biochemistry (not so much physics) including chemical kinetics in both our undergraduate training and in medical school. Your doctor either forgot the basics since he hasn't put them to use or is a dolt.
As one of the other posters mentioned, we get sporadic lectures on statistics and often it is in 60 minutes or less. Unfortunately, there are more important things that we need to concentrate on and stats just falls on the backburner of "things to do".
Nonetheless, statistics is useful to glean important information from medical journal articles and justifying whether a particular study is correct or incorrect in its assumptions and conclusions and by association how you can better treat and manage patients.