May 1, Rebecca Fogg
Today, hospital care accounts for approximately 33% of the US’ $3.5 trillion annual health care expenditures. One solution to cut costs, is making the home and community the default locations for care, where in many circumstances it can be provided less expensively, more conveniently, and more effectively. Innovators across sectors are driving this shift from hospital to home and community.
April 26, Phuoc Le and Sam Aptekar
When we see differences in health outcomes along racial lines, our focus should not be directed towards innate biological difference, but towards social inequity. As healthcare providers, we must focus on the much more complicated ways our country’s healthcare, education, and prison systems discriminately affect health outcomes.
April 25, Theresa Brown
We are all, patients and prescribers, deeply embedded in a culture of prescribing, wedded to the idea that all health problems can be solved by taking a pill, or a lot of pills. Most clinicians do not know how overloaded by medications their patients are. Additionally, physicians and other prescribers receive little practical training in preventing medication overload or in de-prescribing. So what can be done to reduce medication overload?