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This post was written by Dr. John Benson, Jr., President Emeritus, American Board of Internal Medicine and ABIM Foundation, and first appeared on The Medical Professionalism Blog.
The prospect of health care consuming 20% of the GDP by 2020 is unconscionable so corrective actions have enormous urgency. There are some initiatives underway that address this issue and [...]
The following post was written by Assessment 2020 task force member Marilyn Mann.
In its 2001 report, Crossing the Quality Chasm, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) defined patient-centeredness as “providing care that is respectful of and responsive to individual patient preferences, needs, and values, and ensuring that patient values guide all clinical decisions.”1 The IOM proposed [...]
The following post was written by Assessment 2020 Task Force ex-officio observer, Patrick Alguire, MD.
Many patients, especially those in primary care ambulatory settings, expect their personal physician to perform certain “minor” but needed procedures. Patients benefit from the continuity, convenience and (in certain situations) decreased cost when their personal physician performs a procedure. Yet, many [...]
The following post was written by Benjamin Chesluk, PhD, Clinical Research Associate, ABIM.
Teamwork matters to good health care. When physicians and other care providers communicate well and collaborate, it makes the care patients receive better and safer, and it can make clinicians happier and more fulfilled by their work.
Everyone recognizes this, and has for decades [...]
The following post was written by Assessment 2020 Task Force member, Robert Wachter, MD.
There is a saying in the quality world that one should try to avoid creating situations in which clinicians are hitting the target but missing the point. The quality and safety movements of the last decade illustrate this danger. Namely, there are [...]
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