TITLE

Healing America's Ailing Health Care System

AUTHOR(S)
Cortese, Denis A.; Smoldt, Robert K.
PUB. DATE
April 2006
SOURCE
Mayo Clinic Proceedings;Apr2006, Vol. 81 Issue 4, p492
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article comments on a vision for all health care to function as a dynamic learning organizational system in the United States. The problems related to health care system include lack of quality and safety, the uninsured, increasing medical care costs, misaligned payment incentives and baby boomer retirement. There is a need to create a learning system in the country with the aim of providing safe, effective, efficient, timely, equitable and patient-centered care. The components of a national learning organization for health care include shared vision, professionalism, information technology and systems engineering. Physicians, patients, insurers and the government must modify their roles within the market-based model to achieve the vision for health care.
ACCESSION #
20449852

 

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