If the furious debate around the state of healthcare in the US has led to any consensus, it’s that the system should be delivering better quality for less cost. Instead, we have a sprawling mix of competing interests in which those of patients are valued least. Too much discussion of the problem has devolved to simplistic scapegoating, and too few comprehensive, constructive solutions have been offered. It’s time for a fresh vision.
In straightforward language, Healthcare at a Turning Point: A Roadmap for Change outlines a new market-based business model that aligns industry financing mechanisms with the goals of prevention, improved quality, and reduced costs.