Why has medical care become so complicated and expensive?
We’ve talked about it on the show before, but it wasn’t that long ago when a person could visit the doctor, be treated, and even receive prescription medication for less money than a night at a fancy hotel. On top of that, the doctor would spend a serious amount of time with their patients, compared to today’s norms. They’d spend in the neighborhood of 30 minutes or more with their patients. Now, you’re lucky to catch 7 minutes with your doctor in between his other patient visits…and that visit will cost you some serious cash.
How did we get to this point? Well, as we’ve discussed previously, part of this has to do with government policy, technological and industrial advancements, and the drive into specialization. Even still, we can all agree that healthcare costs are going through the roof and something needs to change. But what needs to be done? What changes can we make to allow healthcare to be affordable, accessible, and innovative once again? My guest this week, Murray Sabrin, PhD has a few ideas. In this conversation, we discuss his recent book: Universal Medical Care from Conception to End of Life: The Case for a Single-Payer System, where he outlines steps to make medical care affordable and easy to access.
What we cover in this Episode
- How the Healthcare System came to this point
- The propensity of providers to over-treat
- Understanding differing perspectives of value for stakeholders in the policy & regulatory world
- Innovative initiatives that improve patient engagement & experience
- How politicians and policy-makers market health insurance as healthcare
- How a single-payer system can promote Better Outcomes
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If you enjoyed this episode: Join Rafael E. Salazar II, MHS, OTR/L (Rafi), principal of Rehab U Practice Solutions and host of The Better Outcomes Show as he explores the possibilities of a new healthcare. Guests range from clinicians trying new techniques and treatments to executives and entrepreneurs exploring new service delivery methods, business models, and organizational structures. You can sign-up to receive new episodes delivered directly to your inbox by filling out the form at the top of this page. Learn more about Rehab U Practice Solutions by reading The Manifesto for a New Healthcare, or listen to Episode 000.
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We help you not only craft marketing messages & campaigns that build that know, like, & trust value you need to convert leads into scheduled clients; but we also work with your clinicians and staff to make sure that, once a patient decides to schedule an appointment, you have a system setup that keeps them happy, engaged, and satisfied throughout the onboarding, treatment, and discharge process.
In short, we help your whole organization become focused on the most important thing in healthcare: people – the people who work for your organization, and the people who your organization treats and serves.