Along with so much else – – do the rich get better medical care?
The affluent hire specialists for almost everything, they do not have the time to research investments, tax issues NOR health care. So why not hire someone to advise them on good medical care?
This is so pervasive that an article about just this appeared in NYT (J. Rago, September 22-23, 2012). Recognition that our health care system is far from perfect and that not all doctors and hospitals have excellent ‘report cards’ prompted a niche business. These folks are paid to research and seek out the top health care providers for you. They have created a referral database of ‘2,200 specialists in ‘160 fields’ .
So in the debate of cost containment vs. quality can one have both in health care matters? Listen to my podcast in iTunes on how to choose a physician- Medical Care Control & Doctors’ Quality.
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