FHC #103: Too much or not enough in American healthcare?

This “Unfiltered” episode of Fixing Healthcare welcomes back Dr. Jonathan Fisher, a respected cardiologist and renowned advocate for physician well-being, for a fascinating debate about American healthcare.

Alongside cohost Jeremy Corr, Dr. Robert Pearl kicks off the conversation with this observational question:

“There are two views about American healthcare. There are some who point to the massive U.S. expense compared to other countries and view it through the lens of abundance. Then there are those who see tens of millions of people who can’t access care, and the day-to-day stresses on clinicians, and view it through the lens of scarcity. What do we have too much of in American medicine today? And what do we have too little of?”

Dr. Fisher concludes that, as a practicing cardiologist, he and his colleagues have too many patients on their schedule and too little time to spend with them. Too much “administrative burden” (paperwork and computer filings) and too many costs to patients, which leads to too much uncertainty about what patients are paying for and what to expect. Too much stress and not enough high-quality care or access to physicians and mental-healthcare professionals.

In this episode, the trio discusses who can correct these healthcare imbalances and how, what AI can do to help clinicians,

To discover more, press play and check out these helpful links:

Presale: ‘Just One Heart’ (Jonathan Fisher’s new book)

These 3 Healthcare Threats Will Do More Damage Than Covid-19 (Forbes)

Saving US Healthcare From Disaster (Forbes)

15 Innovative Ideas For Fixing Healthcare From 15 Brilliant Minds (Forbes)

Breaking The Rules Of Healthcare (LinkedIn)

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