Saturday, December 10, 2005

Bringing the market to the medical world

Diane Francis: Prescription for better health care

"There will never be a government monopoly over health care in this country. A one-payer system like Canada's is not going to happen," said health care expert Regina Herzlinger, a Harvard Business School professor.

That being said, she is the pioneer and leader in another, better solution -- one that could benefit either publicly run or privately run schemes. She calls it "consumer-driven health care" and it involves deploying market disciplines on the medical world.

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