New York has a duplicated hospital system of both not-for-profit community and teaching hospitals and the city municipal system. Both need to reduce the overall bed count and provide much better primary care through neighborhood health centers that keep people out of emergency rooms and hospitals.
This will take more than a consultant; it requires the mayor, and leadership from the medical schools and the state government and unions to achieve this goal. Left to just one part of the healthcare delivery system, it will fail the citizens of New York for better access to primary care and huge cost savings for tax payers.
Allen C. Abramson SPHR
University of Central FloridaCollege of MedicineDirector of human resourcesOrlando
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