Practice Notes

Gawande speaks on hospitals' lack of transparency and improving end-of-life care


"[P]hysicians and hospitals actually have no idea what type of costs they are imposing on patients" and how their decisions may cause "tremendous anger and fear," renowned Brigham and Women's Hospital surgeon Atul Gawande tells hfm magazine.

In the interview, Gawande discusses how doctors can drive key reforms at point-of-care, touching on two of the most significant challenges in the U.S. health care system: lack of transparency and the need to improve end-of-life care.

According to Gawande, doctors are situated to help on both fronts by advancing shared decision-making—once they're armed with the right data and tools.

For example, Gawande says the industry's push toward cost transparency has been hampered because not everyone has access to—or understands—the relevant clinical and financial information.

Read more in the Daily Briefing.

KEEP READING

Learn More at Our National Meeting

The 2014 Medical Group Strategy Council national meeting, Building the Consumer-Oriented Medical Group, will equip you with the tools you need to better your group and meet new patient demands.






Register Now

2014 Medical Group Strategy Council National Meeting

Meeting | Medical Group Strategy Council

Our national meeting offers directive guidance and facilitated discussions on expanding convenient, affordable access to new patients while maintaining medical group and health system profitability.



Related Posts

Five easy ways to better your primary care clinic

Member asks: How do I structure a physician performance scorecard?

The most dangerous pitfalls of executive turnover



Interested in Membership?

Learn more about the Medical Group Strategy Council and how we can help your organization. Contact us.