Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics


Infinite Needs–Finite Resources: The Future of Healthcare

Richard D. Lamma1

a1 Director of the Center for Public Policy and Contemporary Issues at the University of Denver and former Governor of Colorado

The single greatest challenge facing managers in the developed countries of the world is to raise the productivity of knowledge and service workers. This challenge, which will dominate the management agenda for the next several decades, will ultimately determine the competitive performance of companies. Even more important, it will determine the very fabric of society and the quality of life of every industrialized nation. … Unless this challenge is met, the developed world will face increasing social tensions, increasing polarization, increasing radicalization, possibly even class war.

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