What We’re Reading: Peer-to-Peer


We usually think about our health in terms of our encounters with the health care system, and the health care professionals and institutions that make it up — doctors, hospitals, nurses, pharmacies, and so on. We search for health information from a variety of sources, many from those same professionals.

But we often don’t realize that one of our greatest strengths may lie in people like us: not medical experts but experts in what has happened to them, and often able to shed light and offer support for what ails us.

The “peer-to-peer” economy is often talked about, but not usually in the context of health or health care. Here are a few Tincture takes on it:

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