Why “Consumers” Can’t Rein in the Cost of Health Care

Maggie Mahar, Ph.D., author of "Money-Driven Medicine," contrasts the consumer-driven model of health care with the patient-centered model, and concludes that patient-centered health care is more likely to provide better quality better patient experience, and perhaps even control costs more effectively. 

Excerpted from remarks delivered at the Massachusetts Medical Society’s 2007 State of the State of Health Care Leadership Forum.

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