What if your doctor prescribed a one-size-fits-all treatment for you? That is, the recommended treatment didn’t cover all of your symptoms but some of them. How much comfort would you take in knowing that the doctor’s recommendations might work, or has worked some of the time on some people in some parts of the world at some point in time? How much comfort would a doctor or hospital administrator take in knowing that this course of treatment may not work and that you are likely to return?

And would an insurance provider take these chronic hospital visits as a signal that you are a high-risk patient whose premiums need to increase, or maybe it would reconsider offering coverage to this particular health network for such a high readmission rate?

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