Monday, July 30, 2012
2012 Health Care Series:
The Cost of Overtreatment: What Care is Necessary?
Location: Washington Athletic Club | 1325 Sixth Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101
Registration: 11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Luncheon & Program: 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
CityClub Members - $35 | Guests & Co-Promoters - $40 | General Public - $45
Coffee & Dessert Prices:
CityClub Members - $12 | Guests & Co-Promoters - $15 | General Public - $18
This event is now over. Thanks to all who attended!
Douglas Conrad, Professor, University of Washington School of Public Health
Jay Fathi, President & CEO, Coordinated Care
Brian Knowles, Executive Director, Bailey-Boushay House
Barbara Trehearne, VP of Clinical Excellence, Quality, and Nursing Practice, Group Health Cooperative
Moderator (for entire 2012 Health Care Series):
Joanne Silberner, Contributor, Public Radio, Artist in Residence, University of Washington
Overtreatment is a large contributor to runaway health care costs. It’s estimated that anywhere from one-fifth to nearly one-third of the tests and treatments we get are unnecessary. Are doctors practicing “defensive medicine” by opting for more testing?
The health care industry’s current “fee-for-service” model pays doctors for every office visit, test, and procedure. How do we discourage unnecessary treatments that often accompany this fee-for-service model? How is the decision about a course of treatment made? Who is trained to help patients make these decisions? Who is the best practitioner to provide care? Can nurse practitioners satisfy most of our health care needs? Is there an overuse of care for end-of-life patients and, if there is, how can we address it?
Join us with your own questions on July 30th for this timely discussion about how much health care we really need.
Thanks to our -
Health Care Series Presenting Sponsor:
Health Care Series Supporting Sponsors:
Co-Promoting Organizations: Alzheimer's Association of Western and Central Washington, American Lung Association of the Mountain Pacific, Association of Washington Public Hospital Districts, Department of Public Health - Seattle & King County, LocalHealthGuide, Northwest Association of Biomedical Research, Northwest Science Writers Association, Puget Sound Health Alliance, Science and Management of Addictions (SAMA Foundation), Sound Mental Health, Washington Biotechnology & Biomedical Association (WBBA), Washington Health Foundation, Washington State Hospital Association, Washington State Medical Association