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10 steps to better healthcare

New York Times, August 18, 2009

In this opinion piece published in the New York Times, Atul Gawande, Donald Berwick, Elliott Fisher, and Mark McClellan pulled lessons from 10 regions that boast per capita Medicare costs that are low or markedly declining in rank and where federal quality measures are above average. "If the rest of America could achieve the performances of regions like these, our health care cost crisis would be over," the authors write.