Recommended Reading

May 28, 2008

Recommended: A touching story by Perri Klass, M.D. in the New England Journal of Medicine about how it feels to carry a doctor’s responsibility. In the case of Dr Klass, a pediatrician, that means weighing a decision that’s probably trivial – but might be a matter of life and death … for a child.

It’s particularly useful for health management execs and health policy wonks like yours truly. It helps to keep the endgame – health, life, death – clearly in focus.

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2 Responses to “Recommended Reading”

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  2. Naomi Says:

    Just one more time (I don’t mean it; I’ll still say it every chance I get!): BigHealthCare must die, in order for the rest of us to get adequate, affordable and ethical health care.

    For-profit medical insurance has priced itself out of the marketplace and enriched shareholders. They’ve killed the goose that laid the golden egg and expect a place at the table — sorry sunzabastards, in my book.

    I’m still waiting for the US to declare that medical care is a basic human right, free of political and economic constraints. Other countries have done that, and gone on to universal coverage.

    Alas, I won’t live to see the defeat of the corporatocracy. But between now and then, I intend to work for wresting medical and health decisions away from the corrupt health insurance industry. That’s why I sold my Aetna stock…


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