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Modern Healthcare - - Outliers -

“We doc­tors are ex­tremely good at ra­tio­nal­iz­ing. Some­how we man­age to fig­ure out how the very best care just hap­pens to be the care that brings us the most money.” —Howard Brody, a fam­ily physi­cian at the Uni­ver­sity of Texas

Med­i­cal Branch, in Newsweek. Brody has pro­posed that ev­ery med­i­cal spe­cialty iden­tify five pro­ce­dures that are done a lot and cost a lot but pro­vide no ben­e­fits to some or all of the pa­tients who

re­ceive them.

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