i read an article once that said in asians pay doctors when they are healthy, and stop paying when they are sick. i thought it was interesting, because the model in the US system is completely the opposite. instead doctors don’t want to be paid for performance. they want to just be paid for doing something to the patient, not more when the patient gets better or not less when the patient gets worse. but then i read more on the article and realized that it was an alternative medicine thing that was talking about some magic mushroom that cures cancer and hyperlipidemia and diabetes and hypertension and depression and every disease in the world. sad.