Numbers always tell the story best as long as they remain unvarnished.
Looking at efficacity, a nice word nearly duplicating what we mean by efficiency rates. So your efficiency rate is a good measure of your efficacity.
Having gotten that out of the way, give an unjaundiced, unpredisposed mind in looking at the efficiency rates in a variety of professions and even near-professions in the U.S., you may be surprised. Of 416 career fields examined, 315 are all within a range of what we can comfortably call 'the norm.' No surprise in that.
Of the remaining 101 fields, we find a wide range of effectiveness in job attempted vs. job accomplished.
For example, one of the most efficient career fields is oil fire control. Those people, such as the internationally-renowned Red Adair, who fight often-explosive fires at oil drilling sites, enjoy a 100% efficiency rate because they ultimately get the job done every time.
Certain career fields, such as teaching, are difficult to qualify for quality of their effectiveness, and easier to quantify by way of graduation rates, and what their students end up doing five, ten, and twenty years later. Sadly, there's only one career field numerically identifiable as 'least efficient' in America, although enjoying a higher rate of efficiency in, get this, DOZENS of other nations. What makes it scarier is a double-whammy:
- The margin of its inefficiency is enormous: no other field comes close.
- It is a career field contending with life and death.
If you're even moderately well-read, there's at least some chance you already know that, comparing attempted job to successfully completed job, no career field has a lower rate of efficacy than the U.S. medical profession. Leading the way is, of course, psychiatry, designed to bring the patient back hundreds of times in order to pay for the psychiatrist's many luxuries. (It's worth noting that behavioral psychologists and "inspirational motivators" have demonstrated a greater consistency and repetition of success with their clients)
Following right behind psychiatrists in the contest for "Most Inefficient"Are the general practitioners and surgeons. These are, by margins larger than we should ignore, the two most inefficient fields in America, where, ironically, their persistent failures nevertheless gain for these practitioners enormous financial rewards and respect in the community despite their undeniably enormous failure rates, with thousands of people killed every week JUST through doctor error. This fact has been thoroughly documented here in America.
We can dislike this fact, and can find no shortage of debate on how to best fix it, or why this is so.
It is not, however, reasonable to argue the fact itself. Numbers do not lie, only people do.
One of the five most effective shortcuts to immediately enjoying higher health, longer youth, and better quality of life in one fell swoop can be achieved with no expense, effort, or time on your part. In every case where you do so, your efficiency level continues to rise.
Actively accept that the single largest influence on your health, youth, and Longevity is not to be found outside your own mind and body. Very few doctors can licitly claim a high healing rate. Unless you can afford to have a widely known "best physician" such as Dr. Emil Coué or Dr. Andrew Weil, or Dr. C. Everett Koop or Dr Sarah Brewer, genito-urinary specialist who's written over twenty powerful books on health and medicine, to take care of you personally, then perhaps you'll adopt the techniques of these and other life-extending wizards.
The forerunner of the F.D.A. and the American medical profession determined that Dr. Coué's unpredented effectiveness in treating and/or curing many hundreds of supposedly incurable cases of bleeding ulcers, arthritis, specific cancer patients, and more, was due to nothing more and apparently nothing less than each patient stating sincerely and out loud, several times daily, "Each day in every way I'm getting better, better, and better."
Sounds cockeyed to me, too, yet only a fool argues with the horse's mouth: roughly 1,700 seemingly impossible cases were sent into remission or cured after orthodox medical treatment had yielded nothing and his patients did as he instructed. Do YOU know better than those who have already done it successfully? As always, your personal health practices speak so loudly we can't hear a word you say.
People like Dr. Weil and Dr. Koop, while relinquishing few of life's treats and delights, taught and lived long, active lives simply by ingesting far more water and foods that come from the ground. Not giving up cakes or other favorites, simply striking a balance between water, foods from the ground, and whatever other garbage you're happy about putting in your body.
Dr. Brewer and so very many other high quality researchers have proven the simpler methods of stress reduction; getting quality sleep; using the simplest herbal remedies such as echinacea, garlic, selenium, ginseng, and lapacho ((Pau d'Arco), which have instant and long-term power to increase a dozen or more facets of your health simultaneously.
Those who walk the talk, versus those who only talk the talk, are our best teachers. They constitute active proof of what works. In terms of your health and Longevity, the quality as well as the quantity of your life, why would you place unbalanced reliance upon, let alone pay obscene rates for, a group of people who irrefutably hurt and kill far more people than they help? This is low efficiency, from the 300,000 unnecessary heart surgeries each year (that's how many DIE within months of their surgery), to the hundreds of thousands of additional coffins, a whopping one million emergency room admissions just for patients who took what they were told in the amount they were told.
So many tens of thousands of additional coffins each year just for those who were gie wrong medication, efficiency is not one of the claims we can hear from the medical community. When doctors cut off the wrong leg… and then have to cut off the sick leg anyway, are they held as accountable as a mechanic or a teacher who makes a grave error in a critical, life-changing situation?
Be efficient. Take control of your medical decisions by participating in those decisions.
You want better decisions? The internet alone provides you with almost every one of the top one thousand experts in every human field, including health and Longevity, music or money. Hush up and find a few of them. Those better decisions will please and pleasure you in as little as a single day, and obviously a great deal over the coming weeks, months, years, and, should you actually stick with it, decades of better, happier, more fulfilled living than you're getting now. Efficiency is not much more than doing what you most want -- that you're now doing or might wish to be doing -- with less effort and expense than you're now going to.
Decisions affecting your present and future life, and even how long your life will be, are not decisions best left to someone who went to school for twenty-five consecutive years and is then given a license to merely practice what he or she has learned. Remember: What do we call the medical students who graduate at the bottom of their class?