COSTS OF CARE HEALTHCARE ESSAY CONTEST
$4000 in prizes for the best stories from patients, doctors, and nurses illustrating the importance of cost-awareness in healthcare. Deadline November 15, 2012. Entries must be no longer than 750 words. Students are strongly encouraged to submit an anecdote. Entries will
be judged based on the quality of the writing and the relevance of the anecdote to the topic of cost-awareness in medicine. We are primarily seeking anecdotes. The focus if the contest is not to suggest policy solutions. Four care provider finalists and four patient finalists will be chosen. Care providers include doctors, dentists, nurses, pharmacists, clinical assistants, health administrators and students of these professions. Patients include patients as well as their friends or family members, and students of non-clinical professions including college students. All finalist entries will be read and rank-ordered according to the above criteria by our high-profile judges. Four $1,000 prizewinners will be named — two care providers and two patients.