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Practical Solutions for Healthcare Management and Policy (Collection) by Carolyn Pexton Dr. Brett E. Trusko Praveen Gupta, Dr. H. James Harrington, Douglas A. Perednia M.D., Jim Champy, Harry Greenspun M.D.

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12. Dumping Redundancy

“The Department of Education and another ministry were worried about duplication of effort, so what did they do? They set up two committees to look into duplication and neither knew what the other was up to. It really is a world beyond parody.”

Rory Bremner

Although faulty insurance funding and payment mechanisms are the single biggest source of extra parts in our healthcare machine, there are others that are even easier to address. Medical licensure is the most obvious place to start. Because diseases, anatomy, and treatments are the same everywhere, it makes no sense to license physicians on a state-by-state basis. Fortunately, moving to a unified licensure and regulation need not be difficult or expensive.

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