Dangers Modern Medicine
with Dr. Robert Pearl
How much would you spend to feel healthy and energized? If you were truly sick, you’d probably spend everything you had to feel well again. The USA currently spends about 20% of GDP on healthcare, and if that meant we were all glowing with health and living our best lives, the price would be a bargain. But that’s not what’s happening.
Our reactive healthcare system offers the most expensive, worst-performance outcomes of any system in the world. It’s bad for doctors, patients, and the economy. I’m not in any way qualified to offer solutions to this medical-industrial complex, but my guest on this week’s show is. Meet Dr. Robert Pearl, medical doctor and former HMO executive.
Listen & Learn
- How individual incentives are messed up in the medical system
- Why primary care physicians outperform specialists in terms of absolute impact
- Why culture and the system are to blame, no one person
- Countries and cultures to model
Links & Resources
Robert’s Books & Site
ABOUT OUR GUEST
Dr. Robert Pearl is the former CEO of The Permanente Medical Group (1999-2017). He was named one of Modern Healthcare’s 50 most influential physician leaders. He serves as a clinical professor of plastic surgery at Stanford University School of Medicine and is on the faculty of the Stanford Graduate School of Business. He is the author of two books, his latest: UnCaring: How the Culture of Medicine Kills Doctors & Patients.
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