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Payers Drive Value-Based Healthcare Reform
Health Leaders Media

For millennia, divinity was the guiding force in medicine, through the healing hands of the local priest and shaman.

Then 2,500 years ago, the Greek physician Hippocrates helped launch the Scientific Revolution, which transformed Western medicine. A pledge “to do no harm” became the first patient-centered medical maxim and scientific diagnosis was elevated over the divine.

Now, at least in the United States, medical advances based on the laws of science appear to be butting up against the laws of economics.