Monday, October 23, 2006

Porter & Teisberg's "Redefining Health Care" gets raked over the coals

I was impressed by Michael Porter's and Elizabeth Olmstead Teisberg's article-length adaption of their health-care policy book when the article appeared in the June 2004 issue of the Harvard Business Review. Now the book is out, and judging from the lukewarm (at best) response over on the Health Affairs blog, it is either not up to the standards one might expect from one of Harvard's 21 University Professors or exactly what you'd expect from a really bright guy who's long on theory and short on real-world health-care experience.

The blog entries are all listed here and include commentary from Gail Wilensky, Alan Maynard, Alan Enthoven, Uwe Reinhardt, and a slightly more upbeat James C. Robinson. Health Affairs' review of the Porter & Teisberg tome (wirtten by Tom Miller) is here.
posted by Tom Mayo, 12:41 PM

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