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HEALTH GUARDIANSHIP: The Remedy to the Sick Care System
Firouz Daneshgari, M.D.
Published: October 2022
We have built a system specialized for “sick care,” and yet we expect the results of “health care.”
America’s healthcare system is the most expensive in the world, but more money hasn’t equated to better outcomes. What’s worse, medical errors are the third leading cause of death in the U.S. Why are we spending so much but getting so little?
In Health Guardianship, surgeon-scientist Firouz Daneshgari provides an unflinching exploration into the systemic dysfunction caused (primarily) by America’s fee-for-service healthcare model. Procedures and surgeries generate revenue; healthy people don’t. Can our healthcare system be healed?
Daneshgari details a framework for a new healthcare paradigm that prioritizes mitigation of health risks and elimination of chronic conditions, and rewards guardianship of health, not delivery of sick care services.
He describes how this new model can be implemented using the existing primary care infrastructure, with the integration of virtual health and wellness services to make proactive, consumer-centric healthcare as convenient and affordable as shopping and banking.
America’s reactive healthcare system isn’t working. Health Guardianship offers a proactive solution that creates more reasonably priced, accessible, equitable healthcare for everyone.