Read part 1 of this post to understand what I mean by: “We just saw the same cat go by twice.”
Let’s look at health through a similar lens. Historically, and still today, almost all health technology and knowledge are found at doctors offices or hospitals. It makes sense, as the technology is often expensive, big, and requires large capital investments. Again, the barrier to entry is high and inertia leaves health tech and services companies locked into their capital investment strategies. This model requires that people to pay patronage to the meccas, or hospitals, so that the cost is laughable, and only bearable by spreading it out among a population.