Since stepping down as CMS administrator two weeks ago, Don Berwick has become—in some ways—an even more visible advocate for health care improvement and patient safety.
In an interview with the New York Times, Berwick condemned the ongoing waste in the nation's health care system. Speaking at the Institute for Health Improvement national meeting, he challenged his critics and listed five principles for improvement.
Berwick also has appeared on national TV and radio programs to defend the Affordable Care Act and tout its benefits for consumers.
What do you make of Berwick's recent comments? Is the industry better or worse without his leadership at CMS?
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