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1

How does the US rank in quality internationally?

#7

2

WHat are the strengths of expertise?

Expertise
Pride
Focus
Efficiency
Interest groups

3

What are the challenges of expertise?

Guilds and egos
Hand-offs
Lacks holistic view
Unwarranted variations
Concern about liability

4

Reasons for high cost & low quality?

Inefficiency and waste
Health system fragmentation
Lack of access, many un- or under-insured
Poor coordination of care across the continuum
Insufficient focus on and funding for preventive care
Reimbursement inequalities
Payment models – perverse incentives
Medical malpractice – defensive medicine
Harm caused by the health care system
Non-standard practice, unnecessary clinical variation
Individualistic & hierarchical culture
Special interest groups (Pharma, Provider lobb, etc.)
Balance of primary care providers to specialists
Excess acute care space with extremely expensive overhead
Cost of technology
Insufficient GME funding
Industry resistance to change

5

What is the value equation?

value = quality + service/cost