Do you have a story about a medical bill that was higher than you expected it to be? Or a time when you wanted to know how much a medical test or treatment might cost? How about a time you figured out a way to save money while still delivering high-value care?
As part of our second annual essay contest, Costs
of Care , a nonprofit group based in Boston, is offering $4000 in prizes for anecdotes
like these that illustrate the importance of cost-awareness in medicine. Judges will
include former White House Budget Director Peter Orzsag, former United States Surgeon
General C. Everett Koop, Governor Jennifer Granholm, women’s health and cancer research
advocate Dr. Susan Love, and Harvard University Provost Dr. Alan Garber.
The mission of Costs of Care is to expand the national discourse on the role of care
providers in controlling healthcare costs. The stories we receive as part of our second
annual essay contest will provide everyday examples from across the nation that
illustrate the power patients and healthcare workers have to curb costs at a grassroots
Submissions should be no longer than 750 words and are due by November 15th. For details
please visit Costs
of Care Essay 2011 . Email submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can also read about our winning essays from last year here .