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How would you fix the health care system?

I was working in the ER this weekend when one of the nurses asked me a simple question: “How would you fix the health care system?” Obviously, this is a complex problem requiring complex solutions, but in an environment where at any [...]

December 4, 2012 // 0 Comments

Payment bundles improve surgical efficiency

A project to improve the utilization and efficiency of orthopedic surgery in the public hospital system of New Zealand suggests that bundled payments can be effective. Translating these results to America remain challenging. New Zealand’s tax [...]

October 15, 2012 // 0 Comments

Naturalize to Stay Alive

Social determinants possess a tremendous impact on health outcomes. A Belgian study shows the correlation between perinatal death and immigration status. It serves as clarion call to US health and immigration policy makers. Disparities in neonatal [...]

June 4, 2012 // 1 Comment

Pay-for-performance goes global

Policy makers seek to transform healthcare delivery at home and abroad by shifting payment from volume-based to quality-based methods. This study explores elements common across pay-for-performance in 13 countries. Policy makers at home and abroad [...]

May 21, 2012 // 0 Comments

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