Fisher: Readmission Problem Needs a Teaching Hospital Solution

In an interview, Elliott Fisher, MD, director of the Dartmouth Institute's Center for Population Health, puts the onus on academic medical centers to reduce hospital readmissions.  Otherwise, he asks, "Where else are we going to do the research that allows us to improve the quality of care and lower its cost?"

2 comments on "Fisher: Readmission Problem Needs a Teaching Hospital Solution"
Kathy Wire (9/30/2011 at 2:16 PM)

I loved this interview and article. I wish that all risk managers for academic centers could see it. Cudos for speaking up about filling beds with unnecessary surgeries for which the hospital and physician get paid way too much. That elephant in the living room needs to become the centerpiece of much conversation.
D. Todd Detar, DO (9/30/2011 at 9:39 AM)

Academic centers need to have a total system of care in order to reduce these numbers and open access system which involves all levels and not just specialists.


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