Letters Section Editor: Robert M. Golub,
MD, Senior Editor.
To the Editor: Drs Herzlinger and Parsa-Parsi1 attribute the success of the Swiss system to its resemblance
to a consumer-driven system. However, Dr Reinhardt2 points
out that the resemblance is distant, at best. He notes that the Swiss system
is more like “managed competition” than consumer-driven care and
that there are many other plausible reasons why Switzerland seems to be doing
much better with health care than the United States.
Relman A. Holes in the Swiss Health Care System. JAMA. 2005;293(19):2337-2341. doi:10.1001/jama.293.19.2339-a