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The challenge in pairing the sick with social services

The challenge in pairing the sick with social services

June 23, 2015

By Dan Gorenstein - Marketplace on NPR

This is what healthcare’s city of gold looks like, where money is saved and health is better.

Harvard health economist Amitabh Chandra says it’s a nice theory.

“There’s so many things we do in American health care because we think that they must work,” he says. “We have incredibly powerful narratives that each one of these things is going to generate billions and billions in savings.

“But every time we looked, we’ve found the answer has been a big giant zero,” he says.

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