Research by Matt Davis explored in New York Times article, "When the Patient Can't Afford the Care"
Thursday, February 4, 2010
Matt Davis spoke with the New York Times about the importance of training medical doctors in both the science of medicine as well as the economic and social aspects of health care.
According to Davis’ study, students who received training in health care systems and practice were more satisfied with their education than those that had fewer courses on these topics. Davis told the New York Times, "If you only have one system, one payer and one set of hospitals in your country, there’s not much you need to know about health care systems. But when you have hundreds of insurance plans and thousands of insurance groups and different hospitals, you have to be really smart about the health care system."