The larger the bureaucracy the more inefficient a system becomes. Several things can happen in the decision making process.
1. The decision making process can become opaque rather than transparent.
2. Decisions are made by a committee by consensus.
3. Consensus committee decisions might not sharply define the original goals.
4. Blame for errors gets dissipated.
5. Decisions are only as good as the information that is gathered.
6. Changing a wrong decision can be difficult and costly.
President Obama’s healthcare reform law is creating 256 new agencies to gather information and recommend decisions for other agencies to write regulations.
The following decision is being made by an agency in Washington state. It is not only the wrong decision, but is a decision that will set back the care of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus 15 or 20 years. It is a decision being made using the wrong information. Read more »
*This blog post was originally published at Repairing the Healthcare System*