National Academy of Medicine

A CEO Checklist for High-Value Health Care

Health care in the United States is at a critical point. Excessive costs are no longer tenable and mediocre outcomes are no longer tolerable
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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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The Clinical Trials Enterprise in the United States: A Call for Disruptive Innovation

Over the past decade, the symbiotic relationship between the clinical trials enterprise (CTE) an
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The Clinical Trials Enterprise in the United States: A Call for Disruptive Innovation

Over the past decade, the symbiotic relationship between the clinical trials enterprise (CTE) and
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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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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
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Innovating to Improve Care and Manage Costs

The challenging economics of health care require today’s innovators to demonstrate value against a number of criteria, including access to
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