Concierge Medicine Show
These days, lots of people want priority access to everything from concerts to banking, and willing to pay for that privilege. Health care is no exception. "Concierge medicine" flourishes in the US, and it exists here too.
On this week's show: how health care tries to lure the customer. You'll hear from a doctor who got fed up providing "coach-class" medicine in the publicly funded system. Now he runs a practice where he always returns patients' calls at night. And you'll hear why some critics argue private clinics are a symptom of universal health care in trouble.
Also on the show, a look at a customer loyalty program that rewards patients for staying healthy, and your letters in response to our recent show about dementia.
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