The primary mission of many an institution is its own survival and growth

Dec 05, 2011

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For too long the institutions that make up our health care system — hospitals, insurers and drug companies — have told us that “more is better”: more medicines, more specialists, more tests. To rein in spending and deliver better care, we must recognize that the primary mission of many an institution is its own survival and growth. We can’t rely on institutions to shrink themselves. We need to give that job to patients and their doctors, and move health care into the home, where it is safer and more effective.

Jack Resnick in the NYT 
Post by Jonathan Rees

Clinical academic and skin watcher at the University of Edinburgh

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