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Some clinical indicators reflect drug company funded studies which are biased in favor of increased dosing of their medications. Unbaised non drug company funded studeis should be the basis of any VA changes in dosing paramenters. This would not only allow individual to more easily treat their individual patient needs, but would also cut back in many needless patient side effects, and VA pharmacy costs.
I suggest we have pateints who do not show up for clinic appointments and who did not cancel the appoinments 24 hours prior, be charged a nominal fee of $10.00 per occurrence. This will free up at least 5% or more of appointments slots, improve access to scare specialities, and probably cut the deficit without affecting patient care negatively.