Navigation Links
Hospitalists key to success of health care reform
Date:4/8/2010

On March 21, 2010, Congress passed the most comprehensive healthcare reform bill since the formation of Medicare. While a monumental achievement, the bill leaves much of the critical work of healthcare reform unfinished, according to a new editorial by Dr. Robert Wachter, Chief of the Division of Hospital Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, and past president of the Society of Hospital Medicine, in the April issue of the Journal of Hospital Medicine.

"The legislation's greatest impact will be to improve access for nearly 50 million Americans who are presently uninsured. Yet the bill does little to tackle the fundamental problems of the payment and delivery systems -- problems that have resulted in major quality gaps, large numbers of medical errors, fragmented care, and backbreaking costs," said Wachter.

His article proposes that current practices in hospital medicine -- the fastest growing medical specialty in modern history -- could ease many of the uncertainties in healthcare and increase physician-hospital integration.

"The current debates about healthcare reform have often confused matters more than they have clarified," says Wachter. "This article is an attempt to 'connect the dots' for hospitalists, healthcare leaders and policymakers. Rationing, so-called 'death panels', comparative effectiveness, bundled payments all these issues and controversies represent fundamental concerns and will need to be addressed."

Hospitalists will be in the center of efforts to improve quality, safety, and efficiency, and as such will be essential in shaping the future of the American healthcare system, argues Wachter. "It may be that hospitals and doctors need not look to Rochester, Minnesota or Danville, Pennsylvania for positive examples of physician-hospital collaboration in the name of improvement, but simply to their own local hospitalist groups."


'/>"/>

Contact: Amy Molnar
MedicalNews@wiley.com
Wiley-Blackwell
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Thomas E. Mower And Karl Malone Instrumental To Success Of Sportsmen For Fish And Wildlife Organization
2. Roll-out of proven HIV/STD risk-reduction intervention with teens by community groups successful
3. Health Reform For Doctors And Hospitals: Obama Made An Offer We Can't Refuse! - ERISAclaim.com Celebrates its Successful Webinars on Reimbursement Laws
4. Hip surgery success partially predicted by number of other existing conditions
5. CieAura Launches Successfully with Over 3000 Attendees
6. Biologic Joint Reconstruction Using Stem Cells Proven Successful In Patients With Arthritis
7. PA Hypnosis Center Uses 'Smart Training' Sports Psychology for Gold Medal Success
8. Global Development Successes Depend on Access to Water
9. Bailout stenting successful treatment for infants with constricted aortas
10. Frances national program to reduce HAIs reports important successes; uses mandatory reporting
11. 2010 What's Next Boomer Business Summit Provides the Blueprint for Successfully Marketing to Baby Boomers
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:2/11/2016)... ... , ... The Journal of Pain Research has seen a significant ... data taken from the Scopus database (Elsevier B.V.) and is a measure of a ... journal over a three year period and also the importance of the journals where ...
(Date:2/11/2016)... Petersburg, FL (PRWEB) , ... February 11, 2016 ... ... providers and advocates will discuss how to improve care by making data on ... pediatric heart disease. The Summit on Transparency and Public Reporting of Pediatric and ...
(Date:2/11/2016)... ... February 11, 2016 , ... The Commission for Case Manager ... of Commissioners. Individuals interested in volunteer board service are encouraged to apply. The ... settings and across allied health to contribute to its mission and vision. The ...
(Date:2/11/2016)... ... February 11, 2016 , ... Colorado spine surgeon, Donald Corenman, ... 334 spine surgeons to know in 2016 . The list consists of spine surgeons ... surgery. , Dr. Corenman understands the importance of clinical excellence; he has been ...
(Date:2/11/2016)... DC (PRWEB) , ... February 11, 2016 , ... The ... is based on evaluation of DataPoint’s team dedication and commitment to the ... companies comprising the annual list. The panel’s goal is to recognize and promote technology ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:2/11/2016)... YORK , Feb. 11, 2016 ... - Companion Diagnostics in Personalized Medicine and Cancer Therapy. ... - High-Growth Diagnostic Testing Markets. - Key ... Testing. - Molecular Diagnostics in Genetic Testing. ... Molecular Diagnostics Markets. - Over-the-Counter Diagnostic Products World ...
(Date:2/11/2016)... 11, 2016 The primary goal of this ... patterns on the usage of liquid biopsy. Key information ... - Timeframe of liquid biopsy adoption amidst future ... Evs—by organization type - Sample inflow to conduct liquid ... stool, serum, and so on. - Correlation analysis of ...
(Date:2/11/2016)... 2016 Stem cells are primitive cells found ... and the capacity to differentiate into mature cell types ... the first mouse embryonic stem cells were derived from ... that the first culturing of embryonic stem cells from ... produced until 2006 As a result of these discoveries, ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: