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The Language of Choosing Wisely

In my last post about the 2012 ABIM Foundation Forum, I wrote about physician and patient competencies needed in the 21st century to achieve the triple aim (improving the patient experience, improved health of populations, and reduced per capita cost of health care). I was inspired by the thoughtful conversations that took place at the [...]

Costs of Care Essay Contest 2012: Stories from Patients and Their Caregivers Uncover Opportunities to Improve Health Care Value

As a presidential election looms and the American economy struggles to recover, the spiraling costs of health care have become a contentious political focal point without an obvious solution. Yet for patients and their caregivers, opportunities to get more bang for our buck present themselves every day. Over the last two years, as part of [...]