National Academy of Medicine

It Matters How We Define Health Care Equity

Equity is not a contemporary concept. The Oxford English Dictionary defines equity as “the quality of being fair and impartial: equity of tr
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Analytics in Support of Health Care Transformation

We have a good concept of the flawed state of health care, the critical need for change, and the future we want. Patient-centered, pe
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Transforming the Public Health System: What Are We Learning?

While there has been an enormous amount of attention paid to the transformation of the United States Health Care delivery sys
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The Lean Approach to Health Care: Safety, Quality, and Cost

More than a decade ago, the board of directors and executive leaders of Virginia Mason (VM) Health System in Seattle, WA, held
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Rapid Evidence Adoption to Improve Health Outcomes

The translation of new evidence into reliable practice typically takes years and sometimes decades. For interventions with a strong e
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Improved Patient Outcomes in 3 Years with a System of Cure for Diabetes

Diabetes mellitus (DM) and associated complications are increasing in the United States, with prevalence up 40 p
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Seeking Synergy: New Perspectives on Addressing Interrelated Global Health and Development Problems

In September 2000, the United Nations (UN) Millennium Declaration established the Mil
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