In "The Push for the Summit: Creating Health Care's New Terrain," we now set our sights on frontiers and summits yet to come.
September 1, 2009 | Commentary
The Initiative on the Future of Nursing, aims to create a blueprint for action over to outline nursing's critical role in delivering the care at the front lines of a redesigned system. This editorial invites nurses to participate in the debate by sharing their innovative reform ideas with the initiative.
August 15, 2009 | Commentary
Three separate letters to the editor of The Lancet criticized a meta-analysis study examining the benefits of intensive glucose control on cardiovascular outcomes and stroke published in the journal. A fourth letter was supportive of the study. The authors respond to the criticisms and explain their choices of studies to be included.
July 5, 2009 | Commentary, Story
RWJF President and CEO Risa Lavizzo-Mourey discusses the signing of the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act in a column in The Star-Ledger of Newark, N.J.
July 2, 2009 | Commentary
This article explores three reasons why bundling both medical liability reform and health care reform may prove valuable in health care reform development.
July 1, 2009 | Commentary
To address obesity in culturally diverse populations, interventions should include "real-world" practices that are adapted to cultural needs, values and resources, according to Terry L. Bazzarre, Ph.D., a former senior program director at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
June 2, 2009 | Commentary
This opinion column appeared in the June 2, 2009, edition of the Philadelphia Inquirer.
April 23, 2009 | Commentary
This commentary by James Marks, MD, MPH, originally appeared April 23, 2009, on The Huffington Post.
February 20, 2008 | Commentary
De facto racial segregation is a widespread characteristic of the U.S. health care system. This commentary reviews the economic circumstances facing health care providers that treat African-American patients. The author describes models for providing assistance to underfunded organizations.
April 1, 2008 | Commentary
This article presents a case report of a smoker who has been successful at quitting only through long-term use of nicotine replacement medication.
July 2, 2008 | Commentary
This paper explores the concept of accountable care systems (ACS), which may help improve the quality and care provided by physicians and hospitals in the United States. The authors offer several suggestions for implementing these organizational structures.