Hospitals are not designed to make you healthy, they’re designed to make sure you don’t die in the next few weeks.

I’ve had the opportunity to spend some time walking around a hospital in the past few weeks and was struck by the low quality of health of people that were released from the hospital.

You have obese people who just barely recovered from surgery and are sent back out into the world knowing that they will probably end up back in the hospital soon.

Or people who undergo heart surgery and start smoking right after its complete.

I get that the incentives aren’t there for hospitals to care about this. And that it would be extremely expensive for hospitals to mandate and facilitate lifestyle changes.

But, its disappointing.

We should redesign the system in a way that incentivizes healthy outcomes.

Are there any initiatives on this front?

^Day 258/90 153 words

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