Visions of Health Care's Future: Bigger, more patient-focused systems?

Carpenter, Dave
May 2007
H&HN: Hospitals & Health Networks;May2007, Vol. 81 Issue 5, Special section p4
Trade Publication
The article focuses on the risks involved in predicting the future of health care delivery in the U.S. A vision of health care's future includes larger, more integrated systems, more patient-centered care, new relationships between hospitals and physicians, and a shift of many hospital procedures to outpatient or home settings.


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