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A high performance health system for the United States: an ambitious agenda for the next president

Contributor(s):
Commission on a High Performance Health System.
Commonwealth Fund.
Publication:
New York, N.Y. : Commonwealth Fund, [2007]
Language(s):
English
Format:
Text
Subject(s):
Benchmarking
Delivery of Health Care -- organization & administration
Quality of Health Care
Advisory Committees
Delivery of Health Care -- standards
Disclosure
Efficiency, Organizational
Evidence-Based Medicine
Forecasting
Health Care Reform -- trends
Health Services Accessibility
Insurance Coverage
Insurance, Health
Medical Informatics
Medically Uninsured
Motivation
Humans
United States
Genre(s):
Technical Report
Abstract:
In this report, the Commonwealth Fund Commission on a High Performance Health System presents its views on what it would take for the U.S. to reach, and raise, benchmark levels of health system performance. The Commission commends the emphasis many presidential candidates place on extending health insurance to all and improving health care quality and efficiency. The Commission believes the U.S. must pursue a strategy of covering the uninsured while simultaneously improving quality and efficiency. It recommends five strategies: (1) extending comprehensive, affordable, and seamless insurance coverage to all; (2) aligning incentives to reward high-quality, efficient care; (3) organizing the health system to achieve accountable, coordinated care; (4) investing in public reporting, evidence-based medicine, and the infrastructure necessary to deliver the best care; and (5) exploring creation of a national entity that set aims for health system performance and priorities for improvement, monitors performance, and recommend practices and policies.
Copyright:
Reproduced with permission of the copyright holder. Further use of the material is subject to CC BY license. (More information)
Illustrations:
Illustrations
NLM Unique ID:
101462117 (See catalog record)
Contributor(s):
Commission on a High Performance Health System.
Commonwealth Fund.
Publication:
New York, N.Y. : Commonwealth Fund, [2007]
Language(s):
English
Format:
Text
Subject(s):
Benchmarking
Delivery of Health Care -- organization & administration
Quality of Health Care
Advisory Committees
Delivery of Health Care -- standards
Disclosure
Efficiency, Organizational
Evidence-Based Medicine
Forecasting
Health Care Reform -- trends
Health Services Accessibility
Insurance Coverage
Insurance, Health
Medical Informatics
Medically Uninsured
Motivation
Humans
United States
Genre(s):
Technical Report
Abstract:
In this report, the Commonwealth Fund Commission on a High Performance Health System presents its views on what it would take for the U.S. to reach, and raise, benchmark levels of health system performance. The Commission commends the emphasis many presidential candidates place on extending health insurance to all and improving health care quality and efficiency. The Commission believes the U.S. must pursue a strategy of covering the uninsured while simultaneously improving quality and efficiency. It recommends five strategies: (1) extending comprehensive, affordable, and seamless insurance coverage to all; (2) aligning incentives to reward high-quality, efficient care; (3) organizing the health system to achieve accountable, coordinated care; (4) investing in public reporting, evidence-based medicine, and the infrastructure necessary to deliver the best care; and (5) exploring creation of a national entity that set aims for health system performance and priorities for improvement, monitors performance, and recommend practices and policies.
Copyright:
Reproduced with permission of the copyright holder. Further use of the material is subject to CC BY license. (More information)
Illustrations:
Illustrations
NLM Unique ID:
101462117 (See catalog record)