This study compares health care costs and outcomes for patients with joint replacement or sepsis before and after implementation of a value-drive outcomes program designed to give physicians information about clinical outcomes, costs, and variation.
This Viewpoint discusses progress in disease prevention facilitated by the Affordable Care Act.
This cohort study compares patient outcomes, health care utilization, and costs for patients receiving primary care in integrated team-based care (TBC) vs traditional practice management (TPM) practices (usual care).
In this Special Communication, President Barack Obama reviews the Affordable Care Act: why he pursued it, what it has effected, and how the health care system can still be improved.
This Viewpoint discusses potential opportunities to advance health care in the US criminal justice system based on recent developments.
This Viewpoint discusses how policy makers might develop and implement standardized, validated metrics to track the progress of patient safety improvements.
This Viewpoint discusses what can realistically be expected from the US health care system and how the nation achieve it.
This Viewpoint discusses opportunities and challenges facing academic health systems as they move beyond providing individual-patient care and population-specific management to providing health improvement at the population level.
This systematic review analyzes how physicians are educated to deliver high-value, cost-conscious care and the circumstances that influence this learning.
This Viewpoint discusses the role of the FDA’s Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategies program in monitoring drug safety and proposes ways the program can be redesigned for better integration into the US health care system.
This Viewpoint discusses the implications of the growing trend of hospital consolidation for quality, access, and price of care.
This Viewpoint proposes ways that electronic health records and other “big data” can be integrated with randomized trial designs to leverage the strengths of both for research inferences.
This Viewpoint discusses motivating health care organizations to consider a new set of tools and approaches to disparities in health outcomes by race/ethnicity and income status such as payment systems that reward better outcomes and building equity into program design.
This Viewpoint describes the State Innovation Model initiative, including innovations states have made for health care delivery systems as well as lessons learned.
This Viewpoint discusses how simplistic narratives have shaped views about cause, blame, and responsibility in the challenges facing the US health care system.
This Viewpoint discusses the economics of the US health care system.