Wednesday, April 30, 2008

The growth engine continues to rev

I wrote last year about the growth imperative in the health care sector. It continues unabated, as noted in two stories by Tom Palmer in today's Boston Globe. The Longwood area remains an engine of economic growth in the city and regional economy, with tremendous growth in employment and ancillary spin-offs from the clinical and research functions of the hospitals. This, in part, is the other side of the story of the high cost of health care. I am not offering it as an excuse for those cost increases, but mainly to remind folks that there is a benefit associated with that cost.

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