Health: Consumer as Captain
New England prizes the economic jewel of its great teaching hospitals and laboratories. But high tech medicine alone isn’t delivering healthy lives: error rates, system waste, numbers of uninsured people are far too high. Rx: consumers armed with information to share health decisions with their doctors; computer-based scorecards showing which health providers provide best results; heightened focus on public health and healthy lifestyles.
To learn more about this issue, read The Citistates Group article, Consumer as Captain.