Health as an Investment: A Comparative Perspective

Michael Gusmano, Ph.D., of the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University, discusses the impact of health insurance status and ethnicity on health care access, and their implications for the cost of health care. Gusmano compares access and clinical outcomes in New York City, London and Paris.

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

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