“Quality trumps cost. I know that because when you lose your money, your friends console you by saying that “at least you still have your health”. When you get sick, they don’t tell you that “at least you still have your money “.
Tom Lee, cardiologist, President Partners Community Healthcare, Inc., regarding “the value equation” for health care cost & quality.
Here’s an executive in a health care institution on why it makes sense to choose quality … even if it costs more. Yikes! Given the current business news, are there really institutions that are honestly considering cost vs. quality?
But think about it. Each of us makes these choices – – “the devil’s choices” — when we pay for insurance coverage, co-pays for medical bills, and the millions the American public spends yearly on “alternative” health care. That’s money out of your pocket spent on the hope that it will keep you healthy or at least allow you to manage your health.
How do you decide, Is this is good enough? or How much is too much?
Watching our government spending billions of dollars to bail out failing industries, I wonder about this. How would the American public respond to spending billions, no make it trillions of dollars (why not, it’s just money anyway) on disease research, improved healthcare coverage and health policy over haul?
Why can’t our leaders ask the real question: Which will it be – your money or your health?