5 Policy Actions that Could Revamp Our Healthcare System

January 16, 2020

Presidential 2020 candidates have been generating a lot of discourse around healthcare, some even pushing for universal coverage. However, many are missing the overarching need for delivery system reform. Professor Shortell addresses this in a recently published opinion piece in the Commonwealth Blog detailing 5 key improvement points policymakers, payers and providers should focus on. These include the following:

  1. Move more quickly to capitated global budgets for a defined population of patients.
  2. Provide more care in lower-cost settings.
  3. Use lower-cost personnel.
  4. Put quality improvement processes “on steroids” by adopting a radically new and different way of leading and managing.
  5. Address social determinants of health.

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