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Health care system, general
The article will describe how a large primary care clinic redesigned its processes and improved its quality, patient satisfaction and viability.
The mere fact that we talk about “access to care” is a sign of serious illness in the health care system.
Here are six reasons to answer in the affirmative and to believe that the status quo is ripe for revolution.
When faced with organizational bureaucracy, physicians can either give in, get out or learn how to orbit.
We may be approaching the failure of the past and the birth of the future of health care.
Whatever we do in response to the advent of retail clinics, it seems that they have a place in health care as long as they are able to improve access, decrease costs and improve quality.
This cover story will explore the retail medicine trend (MinuteClinic, Take Care, etc.) and the implications it could have for family physicians.
Argues that there are four reasonable responses to the current chaotic health care system: mastering it, changing it, working outside it and dropping out.
Argues that the mal-aligned incentives offered to health care providers in the current system are perverse and require special action on the part of physicians to generate anything like a healthy outcome.