In "The Push for the Summit: Creating Health Care's New Terrain," we now set our sights on frontiers and summits yet to come.
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.
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.
March 1, 2009 | Commentary
The potential of health information technology (IT) to transform health care delivery has spurred health IT adoption and will likely contribute to increased investments in coming years.
January 22, 2009 | Commentary
The U.S. already has in place a working system that policy-makers could enlarge to achieve universal health coverage: Medicaid. This perspective analysis proposes using Medicaid to cover the uninsured. The author argues Medicaid is a flexible program with bipartisan appeal.
January 8, 2009 | Commentary/Story
As Washington turn its eye toward health care reform, RWJF President and CEO Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, M.D., M.B.A., and Vernice Davis Anthony, president and CEO of the Greater Detroit Area Health Council, urge policy-makers to focus on what it means to "fix" health care and ask the hard questions about how medical care is delivered in this commentary published in the Detroit Free Press.
July 15, 2006 | Commentary
This paper discusses the complex epidemiological challenges that an aging population, such as exists in the United States presents.
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.
August 19, 2008 | Commentary
This paper suggests that major health reform must address poor quality amid rampant expense, with greater reliance on technology assessment and cost effectiveness.
September 1, 2008 | Commentary
An intensified focus on drug safety often leads to demands for more data collection prior to drug approval. Increased post-marketing surveillance can also play an important role, but the optimal approach must be chosen for each case as it arises.