August 26 2020
?This question is mainly for non-physicians!
Assume You are a Doctor…
✍️ ?? A poor person from rular Ethiopia is sick and Came to Your Clinic in the City… You examined the Patient and You Figured that there are 6 available drugs that can treat the disease … The person is 76 years old and has other underlying diseases called N and O , both in severe stage.
? Drug A – Has side effects called x & y
…Side-effect X doesn’t happen usually(Happens only in 1 out of 50,000 people) but can be immediately fatal if it happens.
? Drug Price is 300 Birr
? Drug B has side-effects called M & N but
Both M & N are very mild and self limiting in an otherwise healthy individual.
? Drug Price 50 Birr
? Drug C has side-effects called M & L
? Drug Price is 5000 Birr
Both Side effect M & O are mild and easily treatable if they happen in an otherwise healthy individual.
? Drug D has side effect of only L.
? Price is 10000 Birr
? Drug E has a side effect called Y… Side-effect Y is deadly but it happen only in 1 out of 100000 people.But the side effect occurs More frequently in older people.
? Price is 150 birr
? Drug F is mainly used for another disease but have effectiveness over the disease of our patient but needs close follow up.
? Drug Price… 30 birr
? Follow up takes additional 1000 birr.
(Remember the person is from rular Ethiopia and has no where to stay in the City )
?⚕?⚕If you were the doctor, Which Drug will you order for this Patient?
? What will be
Your next course of action?
✔️ Comment your answer Below.
(Include Your reasons)
The Scenario Above it Completely Hypothetical ‼️