Ethics Talk: Is VIP Care Really Better?


Dr Lisa Lehmann joins Ethics Talk to discuss “grateful patient programs,” pressures clinicians face to fundraise on behalf of health care organizations for which they work, and whether “VIP” care really is better for patients.

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Lisa Lehmann, MD, PhD directs bioethics at Google; teaches medicine, health policy, and management at Harvard; and formerly served as chief medical officer for the Veterans Administration New England Healthcare System.

Recorded October 7, 2022.


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Interviewee(s) had no conflicts of interest to disclose.

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