Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Liran Einav and Amy Finkelstein — What the Cost of a Trip to the Vet Tells Us About Why Human Health Care Is So Expensive


Maybe it's not the insurance after all. 

Having a sixteen and a half year old cat that is asthmatic and diabetic and a mother that passed away at over 100, I can understand the point based on experience.

Harvard Business Review
What the Cost of a Trip to the Vet Tells Us About Why Human Health Care Is So Expensive
Liran Einav,  professor of economics at Stanford University, and Amy Finkelstein, John & Jennie S. MacDonald Professor of Economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, recipient of the John Bates Clark Medal, and an elected member of the National Academy of Medicine

1 comment:

Bob said...

1. Send the old pooch and the geezers to Cuba.
2. Put more emphasis on palliative care and less on heroic measures. (If need be, just tell the relatives that you're performing heroics and disguise it as palliative).
3. More emphasis on prevention in our younger years.