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POLICY: Porter and Teisberg–I remain baffled

I’ve had my say about these two before (or at least about Porter’s descent into the health care quagmire). Here’s a new interview with them. They talk alot about competition and nothing about structuring incentives. They ask health plans to steer patients to high quality providers, but say that plans shouldn’t limit networks. I really think that they understand the problem but are so determined not to ape Alain Enthoven’s solution, that they just haven’t got one of their own because it’ll look too much like his! Perhaps part of the criteria for getting tenured at Harvard Business School is that you have lots of ideas about healthcare which don’t require any unifying theory.

Apparently I’m going to be sent the book, so I’ll suspend judgment till then…..

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> Perhaps part of the criteria for getting tenured at > Harvard Business School is that you have lots of ideas > about healthcare which don’t require any unifying > theory. Well, one hopes their standards for getting tenured are higher than this, but I note there are no standards for staying tenured. > [they] are so determined not to ape Alain Enthoven’s > solution Well, maybe. From the discussion of joint-replacement I get that they are thinking in terms of “course of treatment”. I think maybe you recognized this when you were evidently reminded of the example of the… Read more »