September 6, 2009

HOW DOES THAT WORK?:

A Medical Revolution Via the Cleveland Clinic (David Ignatius, September 6, 2009, Washington Post)

Second, Cosgrove says that a more efficient system will inevitably mean consolidation of hospitals. Rather than five trauma centers in a metropolitan area, say, a region could do fine with three. One way for the government to encourage consolidation would be to require electronic records. Smaller and less-efficient hospitals that don't connect to the grid will disappear.

Third, the system needs greater transparency and competition -- in both costs and quality of care.


Not that many of these folks make sense when it comes to health care, but the idea of getting rid of competitors and increasing competition is especially incoherent.

Posted by Orrin Judd at September 6, 2009 7:48 AM
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