Prevention

Taking Aim at the Right Targets

Despite past efforts to improve patient safety—and there has been effort and activity aplenty—routine safety processes continue to fail routinely. Poor hand hygiene remains a major vector of health care–associated infection. Medication errors lead to adverse drug...
Walking Our Way to Better Health

Walking Our Way to Better Health

[space height=”15″] We are spending 2.8 trillion dollars each year in the United States on health care—far more than any other country in the world. Interestingly, more than 75 percent of that sum is going toward chronic diseases. Chronic conditions can...

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 as part of Medicare. By 2003, the cost and importance of drug therapy was so high that Medicare Part D was enacted. Drug...

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