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Reading List: Amy Compton-Phillips

Article · June 6, 2017

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We asked NEJM Catalyst Thought Leaders to tell us the books and articles that have been “game-changers” for them — the ones that have really affected the way they think about health care and their jobs. Here’s what they said. See all entries here.

 

From Amy Compton-Phillips

Actual Causes of Death in the United States, JM McGinnis et al., JAMA, November 1993.

Comment from Compton-Phillips: “It is really the foundation of all the conversation about social determinants of health. The ‘it takes 17 years to move evidence into practice’ concept is an idea that we are busily working to refute all the time. It definitely has influenced our thinking.”

The Implications of Regional Variations in Medicare Spending, Part 1: The Content, Quality, and Accessibility of Care and Part 2: Health Outcomes and Satisfaction with Care, E Fisher et al., Annals of Internal Medicine, February 2003.

Comment from Compton-Phillips: “The Dartmouth atlas series of articles, probably with the 2003 ‘Implications of Regional Variations in Medicare Spending,’ was incredibly influential, and really foundational for the creation of ACOs. One of my personal big influences was the Michael Porter and Tom Lee perspective on how to create high-value care, foundational for the idea of bundled payments.”

The Impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences on Health Problems: Evidence from Four Birth Cohorts Dating Back to 1900, R Dube et al., Preventative Medicine, September 2003.

Comment from Compton-Phillips: “My real favorite, the original article describing the impact of adverse childhood experiences on health outcomes. I think it is one of the most important papers that gets the least recognition of the past 50 years. How can we not be appalled that four or more adverse childhood experiences translates into 20 years off your predicted life expectancy? It really puts into light the link between mental and physical health.”

Contributed by: Amy Compton-Phillips, MD, Executive Vice President and Chief Clinical Officer for Providence St. Joseph Health

 

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