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Toppling the Ivory Tower of Medicine

Last summer’s Institute of Medicine report on Graduate Medical Education (GME) raised vociferous concerns from stakeholders ranging from academic medicine (Association of American Medical Colleges), hospitals (American Hospital Association), and [...]

February 7, 2015 // 0 Comments

Smaller is Better

More than 3.9 million “ambulatory care-sensitive” admissions of adults were made to US hospitals in 2010, with as much as 40% of them being preventable. But which primary care practices are best at preventing these kind of avoidable [...]

December 29, 2014 // 0 Comments

The Patient-Centered Medical Home

In a 2014 article published in Health Services Research, researchers compared health care utilization and payments between the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) recognized patient-centered medical home (PCMH) practices and practices [...]

September 28, 2014 // 1 Comment

The Provocateurs – Episode 2

The July episode of the Provocateurs is LIVE on YouTube featuring Renée Volny Darko, Cedric Dark, Tyree Winters and a guest appearance by Todd Johnson. Watch it [...]

July 3, 2014 // 0 Comments

Is the Affordable Care Act toxic to workers?

Image: Don DeBold (Creative Commons / Flickr) The Impact of the Affordable Care Act on the Health Care Workforce is a nurse-authored paper that appeared in a recent Heritage Foundation Backgrounder. In it, the author concludes that the Affordable [...]

June 23, 2014 // 0 Comments

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