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When physicians and health care executives disagree over the purpose of medicine, disengagement is the inevitable result.
We are finally at a moment in the history of health care when we know what to do to achieve better health, who should do it, and how to get it done.
How the coverage provisions of the ACA are affecting safety-net health systems, responses of these systems to payment reform, and future directions in scaling up improvements and innovation in delivery systems.
MACRA could be bigger than Obamacare for physicians, yet many “barely know anything about it.”
Thomas Bodenheimer & Laurie Bauer
In the primary care practice of the future, the physician’s role will increasingly be played by nurse practitioners.
Commentary from NEJM Catalyst Insights Council members on preferred post-acute networks and the importance of communication.
Top-down regulation of physicians may have been a factor in Democrats’ defeat. Blind commitment to specific models of payment reform has put much into jeopardy, unnecessarily.
Ties between health systems and post-acute care facilities are on the rise, but much work remains to truly coordinate care.
Richard M.J. Bohmer
Experience shows that although a changed market may be a helpful precondition to local performance improvement, it hardly guarantees effective operational change.
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Marissa Wagner Mery, Janet Baack Kukreja & Jay B. Shah
Results from the implementation of an enhanced recovery pathway (an “Optimized Surgical Journey”) for patients undergoing cystectomy at MD Anderson Cancer Center.