Write a health-cost essay; win part of $4,000 in prizes from Costs of Care

Filed Under: Costs, Patients, Providers

By Neel Shah Founder and Executive Director Costsofcare.org The policymakers we have tasked with improving our healthcare system mean well but have limited optics. I don’t blame them. Capitol Hill is a long way from the hospital bedside. Patients and their caregivers are much better positioned to see routine opportunities for improving the value of […]

Stable but stranded: Successful treatment in a failed system

Filed Under: Costs, Patients, Providers

The following essay is by Dhruv Khullar, a fourth year medical student at the Yale School of Medicine and a contestant in the 2012 Costs of Care Essay Contest.  We at clearhealthcosts.com support the mission and the people at costsofcare.org, founded by Dr. Neel Shah of Boston, and are happy to reprint these essays with permission.  By the time I […]

Uncertainty and the challenge of being an informed patient: A winning essay from costsofcare.org

The following anecdote is by Erin Plute, a medical student at Emory University from Marietta, Ga., and a winner of the 2012 Costs of Care Essay contest.  We at clearhealthcosts.com support the mission and the people at costsofcare.org, founded by Dr. Neel Shah of Boston, and are happy to reprint these essays with permission.  * […]

New essay contest from Costsofcare.org

Guest Post from Neel Shah, M.D. Costs of Care Essay Contest 2012: Stories from Patients and their Caregivers Uncover Opportunities to Improve Healthcare Value As a presidential election looms and the American economy struggles to recover, the spiraling costs of healthcare have become a contentious political focal point without an obvious solution. Yet for patients […]