Tag: quality-improvement

Healthcare Quality Improvement Is About Looking Back and Ahead

July 5th, 2012
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There’s an old joke told by PhDs: A doctor and a researcher are walking along a river when a drowning person floats by. The doctor jumps in and heroically saves him. A few minutes later the same thing happens again. And again. After the third rescue, the doctor looks up to see the researcher running […]

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Posted in Quality Efficiency Utilization

The Supreme Court Decision: Who Pays?

June 28th, 2012
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Ten days prior to Thursday’s Supreme Court ruling on the Affordable Care Act, the LA Times published a story headlined with an decades-old question: “Who covers the uninsured?” Indeed, the question who pays has been central to the healthcare debate for decades. For those of us in Emergency Care, the Supreme Court answered that question […]

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Posted in Future of Healthcare