The Long Fix: Solving America's Health Care Crisis with Strategies that Work for Everyone
In The Long Fix, physician and health care CEO Vivian S. Lee, MD, cuts to the heart of the health care crisis. The problem with the way medicine is practiced, she explains, is not so mu ...more
This book covers some of the problems Lee identifies in the US healthcare system as well as some of the places where changes are working (or might work?). She's cautiously optimistic in spite of what reads to me as a bad situation with no sign of the market facilitating changes on their own and no few intimations of support f ...more
This book is a positive, understandable overview of our healthcare system. The fix to a better care/ better outcome system that also saves money and lives laid out in simple precise detail . Excellent read!!
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Every so often, I get it in my head to read a book about the American health care sector. (Also to beat my head against a concrete wall for a few hours, but that's not important right now.)
By the way: calling it a health care "system" is something I will try to avoid. The very language seems to presume something that's the result of design, instead of (more accurately) a sector that's been kludged over d...more
It begins by diagnosing the shortcomings of American healthcare from a macro perspective – the egregious prices, high amounts of waste, medical errors, high admin spend, overtreatment, etc., which the author attributes to the fee-for-service system. (I think this is not super controversial of an opinion nowadays.) She dives into this and explain ...more
I ran some of the ideas in this book by my family members who are cli ...more
Here is to a long, long fix. ...more
Lee also highlights a few corners of healthcare that she finds already working better; chiefly, Medicare Advantage.
I listened to this on audio and in retrospect think I would have been able to better engage with a print copy.
That said, even with her sense of understanding and optimism, I just don't have faith any of it can actually happen. ...more