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The Hazards of Private Equity

July 12, 2023

Summary: Dr. Glaucomflecken efficiently & amusingly skewers private equity. Plus a technical report …

How to Ace Your Private Equity Interview
(2-minute YouTube video)
Dr. Glaucomflecken

“rapid maximal extraction of wealth by any means necessary”

Comment by: Jim Kahn

Dr. Glaucomflecken, in his usual concise, elegant, and entertaining style, precisely captures how private equity ownership of provider practices threatens physician autonomy, evidence-based medicine, and patient welfare.

For those craving a more technical read today on the rapid expansion of private equity, market distortions, and higher costs, see a detailed report here.

About the Commentator, Jim Kahn

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Jim (James G.) Kahn, MD, MPH (editor) is an Emeritus Professor of Health Policy, Epidemiology, and Global Health at the University of California, San Francisco. His work focuses on the cost and effectiveness of prevention and treatment interventions in low and middle income countries, and on single payer economics in the U.S. He has studied, advocated, and educated on single payer since the 1994 campaign for Prop 186 in California, including two years as chair of Physicians for a National Health Program California.

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