What Ails American Healthcare?

Science for the Public: Contemporary Science Issues and Innovations
August 30, 2022 (zoom) Belmont Media Center, Belmont MA

Melissa M. Garrido, Ph.D., Research Associate Professor of Health Law, Policy & Management; Boston University School of Public Health; and Associate Director of the Partnered Evidence-Based Policy Resource Center (PEPReC) at the Boston VA Healthcare System.

Although America’s healthcare system is the most expensive among the top 11 world economies, it ranks at the bottom for quality. We have excellent medical research, medical facilities, and medical professionals. But the healthcare “system” is disorganized and, for many people, inaccessible because of expense and other factors. Dr. Garrido explains what good healthcare systems look like, the problems with American healthcare, and the potential solution to what is becoming a crisis.