The Quality Cure
How Focusing on Health Care Quality Can Save Your Life and Lower Spending Too (Wildavsky Forum Series #9)
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In the United States, the soaring cost of health care has become an economic drag and a political flashpoint. Moreover, although the country's medical spending is higher than that of any other nation, health outcomes are no better than elsewhere, and in some cases are even worse. In The Quality Cure, renowned health care economist and former Obama advisor David Cutler offers an accessible and incisive account of the issues and their causes, as well as a road map for the future of health care reform—one that shows how information technology, realigned payment systems, and value-focused organizations together have the power to resolve this seemingly intractable problem and transform the US health care system into one that is affordable, efficient, and effective.
Praise For The Quality Cure: How Focusing on Health Care Quality Can Save Your Life and Lower Spending Too (Wildavsky Forum Series #9)…
— Peter J. Pronovost
University of California Press, 9780520282001, 240pp.
Publication Date: April 16, 2014
About the Author
A former senior health care advisor to President Barack Obama, David Cutler is Otto Eckstein Professor of Applied Economics at Harvard University and holds joint appointments in the Economics Department at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government and the Harvard School of Public Health. He is the author of Your Money or Your Life: Strong Medicine for America's Health Care System.