In philly.com’s Health Cents blog, PRC Researcher David Grande, MD, MPA, looks at the complexities of shopping for health care. Grande shares his own family’s experience of trying to make the right – and affordable – decisions in an urgent care crisis to exemplify how difficult it is to collect information about medical expenses and choices, especially from insurance providers.
The UPenn PRC is a catalyst for research in chronic disease prevention and a leader in advancing the science and practice of prevention research. Along with our ongoing studies in cancer prevention, cognitive health, and new strategies for weight loss, we’re researching adolescent and young adult survivors of childhood cancers, the economic impact of clinical trials, and a Penn-community partnership, the Philadelphia Health Leadership Institute. We invite you to learn more about these projects and our dedicated investigators and staff on this website.
– Karen Glanz & Kevin Volpp