Posted by: Richard Chennault | June 5, 2008

It is the patient stupid

Working in a large health care environment it is easy to think that the hospital, clinic, what have you is the center of care.  Indeed in my own thinking I often think that while care starts at the home it inevitably ends up at some medical center whether that be real or virtual (i.e call center, health 2.0 and etc.).   I ran across this fascinating quote and wanted to share it.  It really hits the nail on the head.

“The medical/industrial complex is not the center of care, just the center of cost accounting. The center of care, the provider of care 99% of the time, is the patient. Let’s ask them what works.” — Paulanne Balch, MD

Brilliant! I could not have said it better myself.

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