The argument that asymmetry of information in health care is detrimental to patients isn’t a valid argument for government controlled healthcare. Isn’t asymmetry of information pretty typical? … For instance, isn’t this part of the reason you hire a professional, say a contractor—because he knows things you don’t?
Both seasoned and relatively new leaders alike had the floor to talk about best practices for running a successful Chapter, and highlight other work they’ve done outside of BRI and with our support. We are pleased to bring you the video of their presentations.
Two of the most common memes about health care are: “It’s broken because we pay for most health care services on a fee for service basis”; and “It’s broken because there’s an asymmetry of information between providers and patients.”
It’s time to put these memes to rest.
The most recent spring semester Benjamin Rush Institute (BRI) lectures at Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine (MUCOM) focused philosophically on a doctor’s vocation. In Dr. Jason Eberl’s lecture, “The Hippocratic Oath: Still Ethically Valid?” attendees learned about the implications of taking an oath, and then applied those implications to the Hippocratic Oath, and other oaths […]
If this seems like a small concession, consider this: Currently, the ICD-9 consist of 18,000 different codes; switching to the ICD-10 will increase the total number of codes to 155,000 — an eightfold increase. Not only does the new system require significant resources to implement, but significant training is required to know which code is appropriate. ~John Grimsley, BRI Student Leader, Georgetown
The Free Market Medical Association’s Annual conference provides attendees the opportunity to hear, learn, and meet all sides of the free market healthcare movement. This provides students an excellent opportunity to learn how they can avoid working for a hospital or practice instead of their patients, and how much doctors currently practicing free market healthcare—and patients receiving care from those doctors—appreciate the difference. ~Charlie Sauer, Keynote Speaker and Conference Organizer
Dr. Lee Gross, MD, presents direct primary care plan Epiphany Health to AMSA national conference for medical students at the Rowan School of Osteopathic Medicine October 12, 2013, sponsored by the Benjamin Rush Institute, a non-profit organization protecting doctor-patient relationships and preserving freedom of choice in medicine. Dr. Gross is a family physician in Florida […]