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Exploring What Works to Improve Care: Hold the Money, Pass the Praise

On November 18th, the American Board of Internal Medicine, through a grant from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the ABIM Foundation, conducted a conference entitled, “Physician Level Assessment and Recognition: What Works?” The basis of the conference was a yet-to-be-published systematic literature review that compares the efficacy [...]

You Say Consumer, I Say Patient: Let’s Call the Whole Thing Off

There has been a long debate among health care policy wonks, thought leaders, patient and consumer advocates, and the public about the use of the word “consumer” versus “patient.” Similar debates have ensued about the use of “provider” when referring to physicians, hospitals and other clinicians. I recently heard an interesting exchange between a physician [...]