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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.

We also encourage you to review the Resources and Best Practices associated with health issues in New England in order to gain further perspective on the issue.

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