Imagine our health care spending like a pyramid, with the base representing all 937,000 residents of Shelby County and the top being a relatively few thousand individuals with advanced and complex medical problems. The majority of our collective resources are expended at the narrow top of the pyramid on expensive treatments that often fail to cure diseases or meaningfully extend lives.

We spend far less at the base of the pyramid where primary care can benefit the vast majority of us, intervening before we suffer the long-term consequences of disease.

Resurrection founder, Dr. Rick Donlon, with a guest editorial article in the Commercial Appeal - you can read it here.