With high health care costs, it is valuable to pursue a balance of efforts to fix health care and to address non-medical influences on health and wellbeing....more
Alan Sager is a professor of health law, policy, and management at the Boston University School of Public Health, where he has taught since 1983. His courses have won 14 awards. He has designed a “time banking” method of mobilizing voluntary aid for disabled citizens by creating a structured parallel economy of good deeds. His analyses of U.S. urban hospital closings have shown that closings have harmed access while boosting costs. His BA in economics is from Brandeis and his PhD in city planning is from MIT.