Safety net for needy: Healthcare leaders want providers to put focus on primary care

August 2011
Modern Healthcare;8/8/2011, Vol. 41 Issue 32, p22
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The article discusses the August 2011 Commonwealth Fund/Modern Healthcare Opinion Leaders survey results that show 73% of respondents believe that safety net providers will play a key role in the care of vulnerable patients. Opinion leaders said they think traditional safety net providers such as public hospitals should adopt delivery and payment models to improve quality and efficiency. Many believe that equity is unsuccessful in achieving high performance in the U.S. health system.


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