Why do some people think that pediatricians are only in it for money, working to maximize profits over the health and safety of the kids that they care for?
The usual suspects…
Vaccines and Profiting Pediatricians
Even if you believed that the average pediatrician would put profits over the health and safety of their patients, your next thought should then be why on earth would they ever vaccinate anyone…
Consider the rotavirus vaccine.
We hear a lot about the cost savings from decreased hospitalizations and ER visits because of the rotavirus vaccine.
“During the pre-rotavirus vaccine era, it was estimated that 410,000 physician visits; 205-272,000 ED visits; and 55,000–70,000 hospitalizations were attributable to rotavirus infections in U.S. children, costing approximately $1 billion annually.”
It is important to remember that for every visit to the emergency room, many more visited their pediatrician.
“National diarrhea-related healthcare visits during rotavirus season decreased by 48% (95% CI: 47%-48%) in 2008 and by 35% (95% CI: 34%-35%) in 2009 compared with the mean rate from the 2005 and 2006 rotavirus seasons.”Yen et al on Decline in rotavirus hospitalizations and health care visits for childhood diarrhea following rotavirus vaccination in El Salvador
And now they don’t…
Pediatricians also see fewer kids with ear infections thanks to Prevnar and we rarely see a child with chickenpox.
“There was an overall downward trend in OM-related health care use from 2001 to 2011. The significant reduction in OM visit rates in 2010-2011 in children younger than 2 years coincided with the advent of PCV-13.”Marom et al on Trends in Otitis Media–Related Health Care Use in the United States, 2001-2011
If the idea is to keep kids sick, then why vaccinate and protect them from diseases that would fill up our offices with sick kids?
“Using household-reported data we found a pattern of increased use of well visits and decreased sick visits across the last decade and half, resulting in a net decrease of roughly a third of a visit per child since 2002. The pattern was consistent for privately and publicly insured children. Multiple factors likely account for these trends, including the possibility that greater use of well visits and improvements in medicine may be helping to improve child health.”Trends in Pediatric Well and Sick Visits, 2002-16
And contrary to the very warped idea that pediatricians vaccinate kids to promote vaccine injuries that keep kids sick, we know that propaganda about the unhealthiest generation is just that – propaganda.
More on Those Profiting Pediatricians
- Pediatricians as Vaccine Pushers
- Why Are Vaccine Schedules Different in Each Country?
- Do Anti-Vaccine Pediatricians Lose Millions Not Vaccinating Kids?
- Money and Motivation of the Anti-Vaccine Movement
- Has the United States’ Infant Mortality Rate Ranking Been Dropping as We Vaccinate More Kids?
- Does Japan have the Lowest Infant Mortality Rate Following a Ban on Mandatory Vaccinations?
- What Are the Greatest Tricks Anti-Vaccine Folks Use to Persuade Parents to Skip Vaccines?
- More Questions to Help You Become a Vaccine Skeptic
- Study – Decline in rotavirus hospitalizations and health care visits for childhood diarrhea following rotavirus vaccination in El Salvador
- Study – Trends in Otitis Media–Related Health Care Use in the United States, 2001-2011
- Study – Trends in Pediatric Well and Sick Visits, 2002-16
- Cost Effectiveness of Vaccines
- CDC – Benefits from Immunization During the Vaccines for Children Program Era — United States, 1994–2013
- Rotavirus Vaccine May Reduce Risk of Type 1 Diabetes in Kids