Healthcare costs are again rising at a rapid rate, after a brief reprieve. More Americans will be pushed into the ranks of the uninsured. What are our leaders in Washington doing to resolve this ever growing problem? Many of the healthcare bills presently being passed are only bandaide solutions to a troubling healthcare system. They do nothing to resolve the bigger issues.
Jun 30, '01
I was away on vacation and just saw your post Peggy. My statement was quite general, but it is based on many healthcare studies that have been done over the years.
One impressive study that I have is from the Bureau of Labor Statistics and Himmelstein/Woolhandler/Lewontin Analysis of CPS data. It shows the growth of Registered Nurses vs Administrators in Healthcare from 1970-1998. The growth of RNs has ebbed and flowed and remained fairly low (barely shows-up on the graph), compared to the growth of healthcare Administrators which has increased by over 2000% (goes off the top of the chart). It's an incredible visual that I have used in many of my lectures on managed care.
Last edit by fiestynurse on Jun 30, '01