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The Relative Contribution of Multiple Determinants to Health

August 24, 2014 Leave a comment

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The last several decades have seen a growing interest in what defines and shapes health. Despite having the highest per capita health spending, the United States lags behind many other countries in many health indicators, and glaring health disparities remain. The United States devotes a small share of its health expenditures (less than 9 percent) toward disease prevention.

Policy has often focused on health care rather than health, with a significant lack of emphasis on prevention, in spite of the fact, as the literature suggests, that the multilevel promotion and adoption of healthy behaviors stands to reap the most “bang” for our health care “buck.” Knowledge of the relative importance of health determinants can help design programs that prioritize interventions in areas where they are likely to have the greatest impact. However, addressing even the few determinants that are thought to be most responsible for good health requires policy makers to work across all sectors, public and private, and at the federal, state, and local level.

Go here for more on this very interesting study from Health Affairs and related research.

AHLA Health Law Curriculum Toolkit

August 24, 2014 Leave a comment

AHLA Screen

The American Health Lawyers Association is devoted to education on the legal issues in the healthcare field.  It has over 12,000 members.

The AHLA recently published its Health Law Curriculum Toolkit to address practice readiness of law school grads wanting to practice in the area of healthcare law.  The Toolkit is illuminating as to what the field of health law is and the issues and requirements that law schools and employers have in dealing with law students and law graduates interested in the field.

12 Questions to Guide Physician Compensation Strategy

August 9, 2014 Leave a comment

From Healthcare Intelligence Network — essentially a sales promo for their book.  According to HIN, a successful physician compensation strategy includes organizational goals, governance, and physician engagement.  This is slanted from the healthcare organization viewpoint.

Nevertheless, still worth a look.

 


9 Measures of ACO Success

Via: Healthcare Intelligence Network

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