Sicko-nomics: Health Care Reformers Should Look to the Banking Collapse as a Cautionary Tale
Emergent Care; Quality Improvement
The condition of the U.S. economy can be described generously as bleak. But while unemployment is on the rise and the Big Three automakers struggle to remain afloat, the business of making people well seems relatively insulated. While some discretionary health care sectors are not growing, such as LASIK eye procedures and plastic surgery that patients pay for out of pocket, most health care workers still have jobs and can afford the occasional $4 latte.
Meisel, Zachary F. and Pines, Jesse M., "Sicko-nomics: Health Care Reformers Should Look to the Banking Collapse as a Cautionary Tale" (2009). Health Policy and Management Informal Communications. Paper 17.