Dr. Martin Shapiro will talk about three phenomena that stand in the way of creating a health care system in America that is efficient, effective and just, as discussed in his new book. These are the commodification of health care by all participants, the consciousness–the attitudes, values, expectations, interests and competencies–of the various groups of actors, including doctors and their organizations, medical schools, hospitals and health systems, other corporations in health care, scientists and the NIH, and patients and the public, and the toxic interactions and problematic communication among these groups. He argues that meaningful change will require confronting all of these issues, in health care and throughout society.
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Location: Biomed Building, 200