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ALAN L. HILLMAN, director, Center for Health Policy at the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics and associate professor of medicine and health care management, School of Medicine and the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia

An adviser to the White House Task Force on National Health Policy Reform, Alan Hillman started his career as a physician. He soon grew frustrated with a health care system that ignored the broader socioeconomic context of medical practice and seemed to encourage waste, such as "prescribing

MRI's for headaches when no test at all would be satisfactory." This led Hillman to pursue an M.B.A. degree and closely examine the appropriate allocation of health care resources. He now forecasts key trends in health care economics as director of the University of Pennsylvania's Center for Health Care Policy, a...

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