The Chironian Vol. 27 No. 4

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Karl, Sabrina; Huber, Ludwig
Alumni Association of New York Medical College, Flower and Fifth Avenue Hospitals, Inc.; Touro Scholar
Higher Education; Medicine and Health Sciences; Arts and Humanities; Cognition and Perception; Cognitive Neuroscience; Ethics and Political Philosophy; Evolution; Life Sciences; Philosophy of Mind; Social and Behavioral Sciences; Terrestrial and Aquatic Ecology; Zoology
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If Health Care Delivery is a business, and patients are consumers, what is the product they’re buying? Who is liable for that product’s quality? If someone purchases a television set, they get a warranty. That warranty is the manufacturer’s guarantee to the customer that their company will be responsible for repairing or replacing that product should it prove to be defective within a few days of purchase. Could medicine ever be treated the same way? The following article describes Geisinger Health System’s ProvenCareSM program, which establishes flat package pricing and a 90-day “warranty” for Coronary Artery Bypass Grafts (CABGs).