To more effectively treat the problems of obesity and diet-related conditions, health systems need to restructure the traditional medical model of care delivery to address the social determinants of health.
Examples of a public health and health system partnership, payer and provider partnership, and multi-hospital partnership that led to improved health care outcomes.
According to NEJM Catalyst Insights Council members, every health system has to develop its own definition of what is meant by “rural” health.
Although care delivery models in rural and urban/suburban areas are distinct, by virtue of geographic density and resource availability, each locale affords lessons for the other.
The obesity problem is getting larger and larger. Some solutions lie beyond the traditional medical setting.
Should physicians stay in their clinical lanes when it comes to behavior change and social determinants of health?
Patients hold responsibility for their actions, but providers’ approaches to address obesity often fall short as well.
Six percent of surgical patients who are opioid naïve become new chronic opioid users. To combat this statistic, one group in Michigan is changing surgical care and pain care practices across the state.
We would be remiss if we didn’t constantly and exactingly focus on addressing all of medicine’s shortcomings. But how to balance fixing what’s wrong with holding on to all that’s right?
Strategically integrated partnerships between public health, health systems, and the communities they serve are the only way to truly change our nation’s health outcomes.