Certificates of Need: What are they, and why should you care? The BRI-George Washington School of Medicine will host a lunch talk with Dr. Matt Mitchell of the Mercatus Institute. Dr. Mitchell will be leading a discussion on the topic of Certificates of Need, an important development in the health care policy discussion. If you […]
“In the context of burgeoning hospital systems and dwindling private practices, Dr. Schmidt’s talk has renewed my faith in decentralizing healthcare delivery.” ~Jordan Halevy, MS2, Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University
Understanding economics is key to being able to get American out of its healthcare mess.
The past century is riddled with interventions wresting control away from physicians and centralizing it in the hands of the federal government and large firms. Rather than addressing policy issues as they arise, reviewing the healthcare system in historical context can reframe the discussion, revealing its foundational problems.
While in medical school it is easy to become siloed in studying for exam after exam and lose sight of the goal we are working toward, tirelessly striving to build the intellectual foundation we will need to treat our patients. But our careers will be so much more than the individual interactions we have with our patients.