As a colleague participant in a Linkedin discussion said, “The entire medical system only gets paid when they can convert a non-patient into a patient. Moreover, it is in the best interest of the system, to keep the patient a patient, so as to continue getting paid.“
That perspective even extends to prescription drugs and why so many Americans seek lower cost solutions from Canada even when their health plans include discounts on generics ordered online. It also reminds me of Eat Your Medicine, which views food as pharmacology and promotes changes in diet and lifestyle rather than the quick fix of a pill.
INFOGRAPHIC: Why Americans pay so much for drugs, and Canadians don’t.
Infographic created by: MedicalBillingAndCodingCertification.net