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Monday, September 20, 2010

Will Our Children Be Better of Than We Are? Productivity in Health Care and Other Sectors

In a recent poll, two thirds of respondents stated that they thought that their children would have a lower quality of life than they themselves.  One problem is that health spending is devouring so much of our incomes, but productivity is not increasing.

I suppose that this may be fundamental, to some degree I think that there are significant limits to increasing the productivity of a primary-care practitioner. (Although there is a lot of technological innovation in health care waiting to explode if and when the government gets out of the way, so I may be wrong).

However, there are some parts of health care where productivity has increased dramatically, e.g. cardiac surgery. (Indeed you only have to go back a few decades for longitudinal measurement to become meaningless, because the practices were so different.)

Read the entire thread at John Goodman Health Policy Blog.

1 comment:

thomasperraz said...

It will happen only if we now think and implement the new infrastructure of Health care. the mens and womens health can improved only by providing the better health care service and it is possible only if the better infrastructure is available.
the future health care sector of next generation will be very critical if the cations are not taken now!