ON COST

Modern Healthcare - - Q&A -

WE’RE GO­ING TO HAVE TO TAKE A DEEP BREATH IN HEALTH­CARE AND STOP BE­ING SAT­IS­FIED WITH MAR­GINAL GAINS

and be­gin to think about what a re­ally re­struc­tured care sys­tem would be that would be bet­ter care at lower cost. That’s achiev­able, but it’s highly dis­rup­tive. That’s re­ally where the ac­tion needs to be in the next decade and a half or we’re go­ing to be sac­ri­fic­ing a lot of so­cial good in or­der to shore up a health­care sys­tem that’s wast­ing a lot of money. — DR. DON­ALD BER­WICK

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