Atul Gawande has recently become CEO of a health care joint venture founded by Amazon, BerkshireHathaway and JPMorgan Chase. The surgeon, public health researcher and best-selling author believes that the skyrocketing costs of US health care are a result of medical systems’ incentive structures. To find out how Gawande came to this conclusion – and to learn what ideas may shape the way he fills his new role – getAbstract suggests you join him on a fact-finding mission to the border town of McAllen, Texas.
In this summary, you will learn
- Why US communities with high health care expenditures often don’t offer high-quality health care and
- Why providing the right reward structures for doctors is critical to bringing health care costs under control.
About the Author
Atul Gawande is a practicing surgeon, best-selling author and staff writer for The New Yorker. In June 2018, he was named CEO of a health care joint venture owned by Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan Chase.
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