Performance Improvement in Health Care � Seizing the Moment

Blumenthal, David
May 2012
New England Journal of Medicine;5/24/2012, Vol. 366 Issue 21, p1953
Academic Journal
The author comments on opportunities facing the U.S. to create a high-performance health system. According to the author, statutes such as the Affordable Care Act and the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act should enable the government to catalyze service delivery improvements. He emphasizes a need for a comprehensive and disciplined implementation plan for health system improvement. He cites improved primary care, payment reform and better information as keys to improving the system.


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