Everybody knows what they want, I think??
The patient: The patient wants good medical care with as little wait as possible. He or she does not like to be rushed out of the office. They would like to have a primary care doctor they can talk to. Copayment should be minimal and drugs should be priced reasonably or covered by medical insurance.
The Insurance Company: The Insurance company wants as few people sick as possible. Less care means more profit. They would like to insure only well people, but do not want to lose too many subscribers. Delaying payment or roadblocks are not all bad.
The Hospital: The hospital wants patients who not only pay but have an insurance company or Medicare that authorizes their stay or pays a global fee, in which case getting the patient out as soon as possible is desirable.
The Physician: The physician doesn’t know what he or she wants. On the one hand they want to be able to treat all patients they get along with, make a living and have some time off. They are not sure how to make this possible; the result is total lack of unity of the profession. Even though they all want the same result they are as diversified in their thoughts on methodology as a gaggle of geese. The end result “Do whatever you like to us, we will survive.” Hopefully????