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IHI: Hospitals, Patients Rethink Care; Berwick Blasts Rhetoric



At this year's Institute for Healthcare Improvement forum, leading-edge healthcare providers are thinking in detailed and creative ways about just what form changes to our healthcare system must take.



2 comments on "IHI: Hospitals, Patients Rethink Care; Berwick Blasts Rhetoric"
michael.cipolla (12/12/2011 at 4:26 PM)

"Hospitals have become hospital centric..." And physicians have become physician centric and healthcare insurers have become insurer centric and politicians have always been looking out for themselves. We don't need to get along with each other, but we do need to work together for the patient. That may mean the patient won't get all the MRIs or lab tests or concierge services or gourmet meals that make them happy, but don't contribute to getting them healthy or out of the hospital.
david hahn (12/8/2011 at 2:14 PM)

I do not bow to Professor's knowledge. As a health care professional , I don't think he understands that of which he speaks. Rationing is rationing when the money dries up. We must learn to be cost effective and it may not always be plesant