Thursday, September 9, 2010

Costs of Care Essay Contest!

Dr. Neel Shah, founder of the non-profit organization Cost of Care recently announced an essay contest with a $1000 prizes.

I encourage patients and clinicians to enter the essay contest. By sharing your stories, you will help other patients navigate the system.

The national essay contest offers $1000 prizes for the best anecdotes from patients and clinicians illustrating the importance of cost-awareness in medical decision-making.

Judges for the contest include:
Gov. Michael Dukakis, former Democratic nominee for President of the United States
Tim Johnson, Chief Medical Correspondent of ABC News
Atul Gawande, surgeon and New Yorker staff writer
Jeffrey Flier, Dean of Harvard Medical School
Gov. Michael Leavitt, former United States Secretary of Health and Human services

Entries must be no longer than 750 words, and should be typed and double-spaced. Students strongly encouraged to submit an anecdote. E-mail submissions to contest@costsofcare.org are preferred, however entries may also be mailed to

Costs of Care
21 Father Gilday Street, Suite 115
Boston, MA 02118

Deadline: November 1st, 2010

Additional submission information available here.

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