Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day

Happy Valentine's Day. I was surprised to find in the Kansas City Star today that marriage has dwindled to an all time low since tracking it 100 years ago. In addition, the average age for marriage is also at an all time high - 28 for men and 26 for women.

An interesting comparison to healthcare - we are realizing a higher percentages of "marriages" in the form of employment, professional service agreements and co-management arrangements. Similar to marriage, the hope is aligning common values toward a shared vision. And more physicians towards the end of their careers are finding themselves entering these "marriages" with the quick changing environment in reimbursement and pay for performance.

Enjoy your Valentine's Day.

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