Specialties & Topics
- Arthritis/Rheumatic Disease
- Breast Cancer
- GERD/Peptic Ulcers
May 14th, 2012
Podcast 155: What’s wrong with U.S. healthcare and what will save it?
Dr. Arnold Relman, longtime observer of the U.S. healthcare system and editor emeritus of the New England Journal of Medicine, proposes two major reforms: First, private insurance companies should leave the healthcare field, and second, physicians should organize into multispecialty practices.
His proposals, just published in BMJ, grow out of his alarmed observation — some 30 years ago in the NEJM — of the rise of the “new medical-industrial complex.”
BMJ essay (free abstract)
NEJM 1980 article (free abstract)