Healthcare Triage: The Caregiver Gap

from The Incidental Economist at on April 30, 2019 at 06:13PM

The US healthcare system has a huge gap. A lot of caregiving isn’t covered, and it falls on families and friends to pick up the slack. It can take a lot of time and help to make it through an illness, and there isn’t much coverage for that assistance. We look at several patient experiences with serious illness and the toll it takes.

This episode was adapted from a column I wrote for the Upshot. Links to sources can be found there.