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As healthcare reformers search for the key to a successful accountable care organization, they should look very carefully at one important but overlooked factor that could significantly affect the model's effectiveness in lowering costs and improving quality, a new study suggests.
When the CEO of Mayo Clinic said the world-renowned, not-for-profit health system would prioritize caring for privately insured patients over publicly insured ones, it triggered an inquiry from the Minnesota Health Department and dismay and criticism from researchers and ethicists.
In an effort to improve a patient's function and recovery after a stroke, Kaiser Permanente of Northern California redesigned treatment protocols in a program it dubbed Stroke EXPRESS, with EXPRESS standing for EXpediting the PRocess of Evaluating and Stopping Stroke