September 01, 2012
Pay too little
Aligning the need for primary care with the sharp increase in healthcare workers is crucial. We need more primary care. We don't need (a lot) more specialists. Lots of good research might address what makes students specialize the say they do, but certainly pay has something to do with it. The lifestyle choice between family medicine and cardiac surgery is stark. We need more family medicine docs. We should pay them more.
What's the best way? I hear a lot about how we should pay based on health outcomes instead of number of procedures. I need to read about the tactics that support that strategy.
Posted by rbrent at September 1, 2012 08:44 AM