In "The Push for the Summit: Creating Health Care's New Terrain," we now set our sights on frontiers and summits yet to come.
November 9, 2011 | Commentary
Stories help the public make sense of population-based scientific evidence.
March 10, 2010 | Commentary
This commentary examines the history of occupational disease and injury surveillance. The authors discuss the early days of federal surveillance efforts, examine barriers to reporting, and assess the current state of federal and state oversight
February 10, 2010 | Commentary
Restructuring the U.S. health care delivery system to provide the kind of coordinated, patient-centered care that high-quality medical care organizations are now achieving will require new organizational arrangements, strong primary care and effective team performance.
January 19, 2010 | Commentary, Story
This column by Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, president and CEO of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, was published January 20, 2010, by Kaiser Health News.
December 23, 2009 | Commentary
Effective ICU care has been shown to reduce hospital stays and mortality rates. Tele-ICU could extend intensivist care to hospitals that do not have it. This editorial describes a study involving six ICUs and proposes a conceptual framework for developing effective tele-ICU.
January 22, 2009 | Commentary
The U.S. already has in place a working system that policy-makers could enlarge to achieve universal health coverage: Medicaid. This perspective analysis proposes using Medicaid to cover the uninsured. The author argues Medicaid is a flexible program with bipartisan appeal.
September 1, 2008 | Commentary
An intensified focus on drug safety often leads to demands for more data collection prior to drug approval. Increased post-marketing surveillance can also play an important role, but the optimal approach must be chosen for each case as it arises.
June 27, 2007 | Commentary
In this article, the authors examine possible causes for growth, the widening disparities in health among different populations and the potential implications for public health expenditures for children and youth with chronic health conditions.
March 1, 2007 | Commentary
Some advocates of health care reform argue for a single-payer system, while others prefer reliance on the market and insurance subsidies. This article suggests that a hybrid approach has the potential to achieve both universal coverage and improved efficiency.
February 1, 2007 | Commentary
Will the Latest Payment Trend Improve Care?