National Academy of Medicine

The First Step Toward Value-Based Health Care

By Denis A. Cortese, Natalie Landman, Robert K. Smoldt
September 07, 2012 | Commentary

Pursuit of value-based health care is now the elect aim of health policy in the United States. But caution is needed to avoid affirming Winston Churchill’s perspective that “you can always count on Americans to do the right thing after they’ve tried everything else.”



Suggested Citation

Cortese, D. A., N. Landman, and R. K. Smoldt. 2012. The First Step Toward Value-Based Health Care. NAM Perspectives. Commentary, National Academy of Medicine, Washington, DC. doi: 10.31478/201209a


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