$4000 in prizes for the best stories from patients, doctors, and nurses illustrating the importance of cost-awareness in healthcare. 2012 finalists announced!
- judged by Zeke Emanuel, Donna Shalala, Jeffrey Drazen, and Pauline Chen.
Pauline Chen, surgeon, New York Times columnist
Jeffrey Drazen, editor-in-chief, New England Journal of Medicine
Donna Shalala, former United States Secretary of Health and Human Services
Ezekiel Emanuel, ethicist and former White House healthcare advisor
Entries must be no longer than 750 words and should be typed and double-spaced. Students are strongly encouraged to submit an anecdote. Entries will be judged based on the quality of the writing and the relevance of the anecdote to the topic of cost-awareness in medicine. We are primarily seeking anecdotes. The focus if the contest is not to suggest policy solutions.
E-mail submissions to email@example.com are preferred, however entries may also be mailed to
Costs of Care
511 6th Ave, Box #13
New York, NY 10011
Finalists and winners will be announced according to the schedule below. Four care provider finalists and four patient finalists will be chosen. Care providers include doctors, dentists, nurses, pharmacists, clinical assistants, health administrators and students of these professions. Patients include patients as well as their friends or family members, and students of non-clinical professions including college students. All finalist entries will be read and rank-ordered according to the above criteria by our high-profile judges. Four $1000 prize winners will be named — two care providers and two patients. All submissions are subject to the Costs of Care Contest grant of rights agreement. Selected submissions will be published on the Costs of Care blog, and may receive regional and/or national media coverage.
Contest Deadline: November 15th, 2012
Finalists Announced: December 15th, 2012
Prize Winners Announced: January 15th, 2013
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