Paying for an architect's brain

Bridging disconnect between urgency and results

A while back, I was half-listening to a radio talk show when a guest’s comment struck me like a bolt from the blue. New York Times Magazine columnist Lisa Sanders, a practicing physician, was talking about the basic problem with America’s health care system. What caught my attention was the following statement:

"Thinking, which is really what a doctor does — thinking, examining, questioning — is not valued by the system. We value doing rather than thinking."