Perspective - Health care reform: Why we cannot afford to fail

Denis Cortese, Jeffrey O. Korsmo

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Under the auspices of the Mayo Clinic Health Policy Center, the authors of this Perspective participated in a two-year consensus-building process among more than 2,000 health care stakeholders. The result was agreement on reforming U.S. health care along four key principles: improving health care quality and value; undertaking payment reform; vastly improving coordination of care; and providing insurance coverage for all. The authors expand on these ideas and make additional recommendations for how health care financing and delivery should be transformed as soon as possible.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)w173-w176
JournalHealth Affairs
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 1 2009
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health Policy


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