The American health care system is the most expensive in the world, but far from the best. And bills pending in Congress are unlikely to cut costs or improve quality of care. In the Nov. 8 issue of New York Times Magazine, columnist David Leonhardt, looks at one model that might change things: Intermountain Healthcare, a network of hospitals and clinics in Utah and Idaho. What can be learned from Intermountain’s results-based, statistical treatment guidelines? And could these improvements be applied nationally?
David Leonhardt, Economic Scene columnist at the New York Times
Theodore Marmor, Professor Emeritus of Public Management and Political Science at Yale University