Fixing our broken healthcare system, reducing costs, and improving care all comes down to getting the objectives and health incentives right.
This post is based on a comment I made when Pritpal Tamber called for “Creating a parallel system to health care” in MedCity News back in 2014.
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I personally think fixing our broken healthcare system all comes down to agreeing on objectives and getting the INCENTIVES right, as I wrote five years ago when proposing a hybrid, public/private model of health care. The goal then was to exploit the different incentives of (1) capitalism and private sector organizations that measure success in business terms such as profit, ROI, and payback period, contrasted with (2) the public sector, which measures success quite differently and over much longer time periods. Read More …