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After Hospitalization: A Dartmouth Atlas Report on Post-Acute Care for Medicare Beneficiaries By Dartmouth Atlas Working Group
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This is the first national report to look at how effectively communities and hospitals coordinate care for some of their sickest patients—those leaving the hospital after a stay to treat an... More > acute or chronic illness. Without high-quality care coordination, patients can bounce from home to the emergency room and back into the hospital, sometimes repeatedly. The readmission rate to hospital is increasingly seen as a marker of a local health care system’s ability to coordinate care for patients across the full continuum of care settings: hospitals, rehabilitation and skilled nursing facilities, nursing homes, clinician offices, hospice and home. Better care coordination promises to reduce readmission rates and improve patients’ lives while reducing costs.< Less
Pay for Performance in Health Care: Methods and Approaches By Jerry Cromwell et al.
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This book provides a balanced assessment of pay for performance (P4P). P4P programs have become widespread in health care, resulting in the development and testing of new types of payment systems... More > that are heavily featured in the new health reform law. The authors review characteristics of P4P, analyze its strengths and weaknesses, set P4P in the context of other health policy options, assess the degree to which the current enthusiasm for P4P is realistic, review how P4P programs should be evaluated to assess their impact, and consider how P4P could become more effective in the future.< Less

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Left to Die Left to Die By Wes Rand
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