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Why not better and cheaper?, healthcare and innovation, James B. Rebitzer, Robert S. Rebitzer.

Why doesn't healthcare get better and cheaper like the cell phones we carry in our pockets? In this book, James B. Rebitzer and Robert S. Rebitzer argue that it's because the healthcare system generates the wrong kinds of innovation. Further, they show that incentive contracts, professional norms, social narratives, and the nature of competition and disruption in the health sector conspire against cost-reducing innovation. The book not only sheds new light on the trajectory of innovation in healthcare, but it also highlights how we can point innovation in a better direction to deliver more value to patients and society
Table Of Contents
Intro -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Dedication -- Contents -- 1. Introduction and Overview -- 2. Economically Valuable Innovation -- 3. Missing Innovations -- 4. Shared Savings -- 5. Beyond Financial Incentives -- 6. Competition, Innovation, and Disruption -- 7. Dilemmas and Opportunities -- Appendix 1: Does Innovation Respond to Expected Profits? -- Appendix 2: Are Innovations Overlooked in Other Sectors? -- Acknowledgments -- Notes -- References -- Index
Literary Form
non fiction
Also issued in print: 2023
Physical Description
1 online resource (143 pages)
Specific Material Designation
Form Of Item

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