Friday, June 19, 2009

Atul Gawande: The Cost Conundrum

“The Cost Conundrum” is the name of the article written by Dr. Atul Gawande in the June 1st issue of The New Yorker. It tells a story of a healthcare problem that plagues the small border town of McAllen, Texas. In 2006, Medicare paid fifteen thousand dollars for each inhabitant of McAllen. Considering that on average McAlleners earn only thirteen thousand dollars per capita, Gawande says, this figure is astounding. He writes about his visit to McAllen and the describes his observations of what factors are driving up the unusually high cost of the town's health care.

You can find the article on the New Yorker website:

It’s a great story to reference in your interview answers. The more of these you read, the more successful your interview will be.

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