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TP’s HealthCare 27

December 21, 2005 • Health Care News • Larry Benz

Tom Peter’s posted his rant on healthcare listing 27 of his beliefs.  Whether you agree or disagree with all 27, they are all very interesting, especially #12 which promotes EBP.  He also lists his health care reads that allowed him to “buff” up on healthcare knowledge.  Although both the Herzlinger (Market Driven Healthcare) and Millenson ( Demanding Medical Excellence) books have been written a few years ago, they are still relevant and insightful.  Herzlinger expanded on her thoughts in a 2004 book that was written more toward policy makers, providers, and payers.  I like the whole notion of consumer driven healthcare but unfortunately have not seen it a lot in practice.  I remain optimistic that more of it is forthcoming and am supportive of these efforts.  Thoughts?


Larry Benz

Dr. Larry Benz, DPT, OCS, MBA, MAPP, is the President/CEO of Confluent Health. He is nationally recognized for his expertise in private practice physical therapy and occupational medicine. Dr. Benz’s current areas of interest include conducting research and integrating empathy, compassion, and positive psychology interventions within physical therapy. He will be releasing a book in...

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