“We may have to start lopping off services that are not economically rewarding,” said Doug Patten, Phoebe [Putney Health System's] chief medical officer, [the nonprofit group that runs six hospitals in southwestern Georgia.] “We probably have been overly permissive in the past in saying, ‘Yes, we will take care of you.’ ”Trying to take care of people was the health system's first mistake. Everybody knows people are too damned expensive.
Monday, February 03, 2014
Atlanta ain't the biggest problem Georgia has
Wapo, via Charlie Pierce:
Posted by Rmj at 11:21 AM