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July 20, 2011

Value of Health Care Delivery—Reply

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Author Affiliation: RAND Corporation, Santa Monica, California (brook@rand.org).

JAMA. 2011;306(3):267. doi:10.1001/jama.2011.988

In Reply: Implementing Drs Duclos and Carty's suggestions will increase the likelihood that waste can be eliminated and the costs of health care can be moderated. However, it expands the agenda for action and, although an expanded agenda is certainly warranted, getting started is also important.

I hope that in a short time, researchers and clinicians will form meaningful partnerships so that researchers answer questions relevant to clinicians regarding how they can increase the value of care, and clinicians can more quickly implement research findings so that the value of care will increase in our lifetime.