National Academy of Medicine

Ten Attributes of Health Literate Health Care Organizations

Introduction This paper describes 10 attributes of health literate health care organizations, that is, health care organiza
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Healing Humankind One Patient at a Time

Four years ago, UCLA’s medical center was ranked as an honor-roll hospital by U.S. News and World Report—but our patients would seldom “refer u
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A Path to Accountable Care

With all the attention being paid to emerging accountable care organizations throughout the country, a California model is delivering measurable results. Ca
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Surgical Complexity Initiative

A basic aim of effective and efficient health care is ensuring the right match between the patient’s condition and the setting for the patient’s care. W
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Controlling Costs: A Distinction and Our Choice

Amidst the politicized and polarized debate on health care policy, it is encouraging to know that the goal of this discussion remains un
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Free Employee Flu Shots Pay Prevention Dividends

As is the case every year, millions of Americans will contract influenza this flu season, and thousands will die. During the 2009–10 s
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Benefit Design Should Reflect Value

In 1965, when Medicare was enacted, spending for prescription drugs was less than $4 billion—so low that no one thought to include a drug benefit a
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