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, 2010 | Commentary
Providing financial incentives to hospitals to improve quality is increasingly common, yet little is known about its effect on hospitals that provide care for poorer patients. In this study, researchers looked at how financial incentives affected those hospitals serving larger, poorer populations.
July 8, 2010 | Commentary
Americans are "way ahead of their elected officials" and they want action now, says RWJF Senior Vice President James S. Marks in a commentary on The Huffington Post.
April 7, 2010 | Commentary
The health care reform debate was dominated by seasoned special interest groups and politicians in nearly every public forum. As Cary Gross, M. D., co-director of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Clinical Scholars Program at Yale and Erica ...
March 10, 2010 | Commentary
This commentary examines the history of occupational disease and injury surveillance. The authors discuss the early days of federal surveillance efforts, examine barriers to reporting, and assess the current state of federal and state oversight
January 14, 2010 | Commentary
"Play-or-pay" presents employers with a choice: purchase health insurance policies for their workers or pay a penalty, in the form of a payroll tax. This practice perspective argues that "play-or-pay" rules will create an unfair distribution of health insurance subsidies.
December 23, 2009 | Commentary
Effective ICU care has been shown to reduce hospital stays and mortality rates. Tele-ICU could extend intensivist care to hospitals that do not have it. This editorial describes a study involving six ICUs and proposes a conceptual framework for developing effective tele-ICU.
December 22, 2009 | Commentary
An address by James S. Marks, RWJF senior vice president and director of the Health Group.
December 1, 2009 | Commentary
This commentary examines the benefits and challenges of community-based participatory research. The authors provide suggestions to help universities strengthen partnerships with communities and organizations.
October 12, 2009 | Commentary
This commentary identifies methods to slow the increase in health care costs in the United States. The current proposed expansion of health insurance will cost the country an estimated trillion dollars over 10 years. To make this expansion possible, increases in the cost of health care must be curbed.
September 2, 2009 | Commentary
This commentary addresses the differences between cost shifting and cost cutting and identifies the reasons why health care in the United States is more expensive per capita than the health care of any other nation.