What Is Your Relationship With Your Doctor Worth To You?

What Is Your Relationship With Your Doctor Worth To You?

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You know that old saying about two things you can’t escape: death and taxes? These days it seems there should be a third: rising healthcare costs. Healthcare costs is something that hits everyone — from patients and doctors to hospitals and insurance companies. But what if those costs could be reduced by going back in time, when people had a more personal relationship with their doctor rather than today’s almost assembly line approach to personal healthcare? That’s what’s being tried at a clinic out of the University of Chicago. Dr. David Meltzer wanted to put a value on the doctor-patient relationship by, first and foremost, getting doctors to spend more time with their patients.

GUESTS:

Dr. Meltzer, an economist, primary care physician and the principal investigator at the University of Chicago’s Comprehensive Care Program

Dr. Anshu Verma, the director of clinical operations at University of Chicago’s Comprehensive Care Program.