Reducing health care costs is a hot topic with government defecit spending and the struggling economy. Thanks to my partner Dr. Aversa for pointing me to yet another great read by Atul Gawande in The New Yorker. To achieve to a large amount of savings in the health care system you can save a little bit on a lot of patients, or a lot on a few patients. Read this article to see how the latter is being done in a few pilot projects. A long but very thought provoking read. Fill your cup of tea to the brim, and get an extra tea bag, sit back and enjoy.
The Hot Spotters
Can we lower medical costs by giving the neediest patients better care?
by Atul Gawande January 24, 2011
If Camden, New Jersey, becomes the first American community to lower its medical costs, it will have a murder to thank. read more
My question, and feel free to leave a comment with yours, is whether we as a nation have the courage to tackle this type of unpopular problem.