At the Institute for Healthcare Improvement's 30th annual conference, social determinants of health were the central theme in several keynote speeches and presentations. Leaders like Dr. Don Berwick called on providers to make this part of their mission.
No One Is Free From Harm: Applying lessons from perfect patient care to broader quality and safety improvement
As part of an in-depth series, "No One Is Free From Harm," Dr. Don Berwick recalls when his youngest brother David almost died last March when a fever escalated to a raging case of sepsis from Legionnaire's disease. His organs began to fail, and the academic medical center where he had been...
Don Berwick and Patrick Conway called on healthcare organizations to continue the push to value-based care even though the CMS has signaled recently that its focus may be shifting.