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Podcast 155: What’s wrong with U.S. healthcare and what will save it?
Joe Elia • May 14th, 2012
Categories: Audio, Health care, Patient care, Policy, Uncategorized
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)