Episode 5: Burnout: The Vicious Cycle

Episode 5: Burnout: The Vicious Cycle

The health care system is basically a lucrative game of tug-of-war – and the winner reaps a trillion dollar pot of gold. But is it a fair game? This week on “The Cost of Care,” David explores the monstrous fee-for service system and how the results can lead to a total...
Episode 5: Burnout: The Vicious Cycle

Episode 4: The Million Dollar Baby

This week, David talks to Dr. Ashish Jha, Dean of the Brown University School of Public Health, about how a mother and nurse at Dignity Health, a Catholic hospital, ended up with a $1.7 million dollar bill for the birth of her premature baby girl. Listen to Episode 4:...
Episode 5: Burnout: The Vicious Cycle

Episode 2: Sickness = Profit

With some help from an economic historian and a health care journalist, David goes back to the 1900s to find out how we ended up outspending other countries for five years less of life.
Episode 5: Burnout: The Vicious Cycle

Episode 1: The Doomsday Clock

Join David Smith for the launch of “The Cost of Care” where he explores how we can build a better health care system and stop the cycle of sickness, trauma, and loss.