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  • Health Attitude: Unraveling and Solving the Complexities of Healthcare

  • By: John R. Patrick
  • Narrated by: John Edmondson
  • Length: 9 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 7

After John R. Patrick's career at IBM, he took a seat on the board of a teaching hospital. He was surprised to learn how hospitals and physicians lagged at adopting information technology, and was appalled at the needless complexity of healthcare delivery processes. Instead of shaking his head and walking away, Patrick took action.

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  • Why does it cost so much and what can be done?

  • By Gene Bolton on 07-04-15

Why does it cost so much and what can be done?

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-04-15

If you are a layperson trying to understand why the cost per capita of healthcare in the US is so much higher than the rest of the developed world with no better and often times worse outcomes this is the book for you. John Patrick combines his own very relevant experience with a prodigious amount of research to address each of the major elements of cost on a macro and micro basis and comes up with suggestions for significant productivity improvements and cost reductions. He makes a compelling case that the current Fee for Service Model has to shift to a more patient centric, Fee for Value approach. After listening to his well written, thorough review of this very complex subject it's hard to disagree with him.

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