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Waldo’s Optimal Fragmentation

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3 Responses

  1. Joe says:

    Umm….isn’t Waldo missing a couple of fingers?

  2. Elizabeth Weeks says:

    Sub-optimal fragmentation, perhaps. In the casebook scenario, Waldo suffers a perforated colon. But I couldn’t find an image depicting that.

  3. Frank says:

    Thank you for this perspective, Elizabeth. You got me to think about whether fragmentation should be included in Donabedian’s classic account of health care desiderata (re cost, quality, and access). Perhaps one approach is to think that good health care policy would reduce both fragmentation and cost, if it can do so without materially compromising quality and access. (But maybe fragmentation is an aspect of quality…I’ll have to think this one over!)