Wednesday, July 28, 2004

Fragmenting the Patient

Responding to the posting on the article by Porter and Teisberg in the Harvard Business Review (advocating that the health care market concentrate competition around particular treatments), Don Arwine continues to be concerned about the movement to specialty hospitals.  Here is his comment:

I too would like to see some discussion and a distillation of the flaws.  I think there are some serious negative implications.    The more we divvy up the body in a delivery system the more the whole patient disappears.

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