This Is How We’ll Fix Health Care

Daniela Drake

If you happen to walk onto a medical ward and see a dead-eyed nursing assistant shoveling spoonfuls of pills into an elderly patient’s dry mouth, you might begin to get an idea of what’s wrong with our medical system. It’s a sight so commonplace that one young nurse turned to me recently and said, “I feel like they’re kept alive just to shove pills into them.”

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