Tag Archives: Consumerism

Marcus Welby, House and the Wizard of Oz

Elaine Waples At a recent dinner party my husband and I joined two other couples in a lively discussion on the frustrations of American health care. We rounded up the usual suspects – cost, quality, access, politics, and broken systems. … Continue reading

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Will Consumerism Save Health Care

BRIAN KLEPPER Originally published 2/27/06 on The Health Care Blog Note: Jane’s report, above, on the ideological conceit that higher deductibles makes for more careful health care purchasers, reminded me that I dove into the topic early on, and pointed … Continue reading

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The Myth of Health Care Consumerism

BRIAN KLEPPER First published on THCB. Contrary to the prevailing wisdom, most people surveyed say they absolutely won’t use the Web to investigate a health condition and then change their behaviors accordingly. But they will do something their sister-in-law tells … Continue reading

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