Friday, May 14, 2021
The Hospital: Life, Death, and Dollars in a Small American Town
Sick. Few Americans love our healthcare system. Readers of Brian Alexander’s book titled, The Hospital: Life, Death, and Dollars in a Small American Town, will feel sick about the situation he describes. Rather than taking a policy approach to examining healthcare, Alexander focuses on one town, Bryan, Ohio, its local hospital, and a handful of people in the community. I finished this book with a deeper understanding of what’s broken in our healthcare system, and how the incentives for change are misguided. Most readers will feel deeply for the personal stories in this book, and the plight of all the characters involved. Through understanding some of the root causes of our current situation, we should be able to work toward good solutions for the benefit of all. Rating: Five-star (I love it) Click here to purchase The Hospital from amazon.com.