18 Jun First Blog Post: A Basic Question
What does a person need to be well?
This is an important question for people interested in caring for themselves or for others. It is the question that has guided care at Mayo Clinic for more than a century. The Mayo Brothers placed before all else the needs of each person they served, and the organization they established has continued to do the same. Nationally, despite the best efforts of so many to address human need, a complicated system of unprecedented expense and inequality has lead to a crisis in health and in health care. So, as everyone from individual Twitterers to the Obama Administration works toward making things better, it may be worthwhile to consider that basic question: what does a person need to be well?