In "The Push for the Summit: Creating Health Care's New Terrain," we now set our sights on frontiers and summits yet to come.
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.
September 1, 1997 | Commentary
Finding the Proper Balance in Rationing
November 9, 2011 | Commentary
Stories help the public make sense of population-based scientific evidence.
January 19, 2011 | Commentary
Short hospital stays, rehospitalizations and transitions among health care settings have become increasingly common. Financial policy changes should be implemented to incentivize longer hospital stays and better-coordinated post-discharge care.
July 14, 2010 | Commentary
In this commentary, Dr. Pronovost calls for greater accountability for patient safety within the U.S. health care system. He emphasizes the role of teamwork in reducing CLABSI and other preventable infections.
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 14, 2010 | Commentary
"Play-or-pay" presents employers with a choice: purchase health insurance policies for their workers or pay a penalty, in the form of a payroll tax. This practice perspective argues that "play-or-pay" rules will create an unfair distribution of health insurance subsidies.
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.
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.