5th Annual Essay Contest
From March until May of this year, Costs of Care gathered compelling stories from patients and clinicians from across the nation. The following winning patient submission and provider submission were chosen by an esteemed panel of judges: Leah Binder, President and CEO of the Leapfrog Group, Mark McClellan, Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution, and Sandra Hernandez, President and CEO of the California Healthcare Foundation:
- Tom Peteet, MD (Massachusetts), contemplates the price of certainty in terms of diagnostic testing
- Holly Woodcock (Idaho), a nurse diagnosed with cancer, discusses the high costs of cancer treatment and the detrimental affect the costs of care can have in every aspect of a patient’s life.
Costs of Care also hosted a Readers Choice where readers selected their favorite essay from a list of finalists. This year’s selection was:
- Candace Lerman, The Stress Involved in Living with a Rare Disease
Thanks to everyone who made this year’s contest a success and please stay tuned for more information on next year’s contest.
A Big Thanks to Our Judges
Leah Binder, President and CEO of the Leapfrog Group
Mark McClellan, Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution
Sandra Hernandez, President and CEO of the California Healthcare foundation
The Costs of Care Essay Contest is sponsored in part by the Association of American Medical Colleges and the Costs of Care Board of Directors.