Monday, June 22, 2009

Health care: you get what you pay for

Great article by Atul Gawande in the New Yorker where he does some serious snooping around as to why health care costs are skyrocketing.  His conclusion: it's how we pay the doctors.
Somewhere in the United States at this moment, a patient with chest pain, or a tumor, or a cough is seeing a doctor. And the damning question we have to ask is whether the doctor is set up to meet the needs of the patient, first and foremost, or to maximize revenue.

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