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Research: Perhaps Market Forces Do Work in Health Care After All

Jay.Keith.headlinephotoMarkets work!
The dogma of healthcare “exceptionalism” which holds healthcare doesn’t respond to market forces is starting to take some serious hits. This data shows consumers/patients are capable of, and often make, (pre-planned) informed medical decisions when given meaningful information, as supported by observation-dervived data and economic behavior.

https://hbr.org/2016/12/research-perhaps-market-forces-do-work-in-health-care-after-all

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A primary care physician by training, my passion is researching and writing about the importance restoring patient centered care, supporting independent private physicians, promoting free-market solutions and seeking sustainable fiscal policy in healthcare.

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