Thomas Ramey Watson

Health care lessons brought by Michael Jackson

Donna Britt writes:
Jackson’s troubled interactions with the medical community illuminates an oft-overlooked factor in health care

reform discussions, Harris said: the emphasis on cost and c overage

over quality of care.

The discussion should be broadened to focus on three factors clearly missing in Jackson’s case: Clinical expertise, as in skilled doctors and other professionals making life-supporting choices, ethical accountability, and cultural sensitivity.

“Any reform to our health care system that ignores these three is destined to expand disparities instead of getting rid of them.” Read full article by clicking here.

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