There is a breed of full of themselves nurses who've been screaming this for many years. I remember one time my wife, also a nurse, asking one of them, "How will diagnosing more cancer and more heart disease result in lower costs?" The smug response was early stage cancer and heart disease is much cheaper to treat than more advanced stages. I suppose that's true, but you know what's even cheaper than treating early stage heart disease? Death by heart attack from undiagnosed heart disease.
All these full of themselves, preachy, liberal nurses have to change their tunes now. Now they talk about unnecessary tests and cost effectiveness.
I have a feeling lots of nurses are going to be screaming “What happened to my job?” and “Why am I working harder for less pay?”