Health Systems Failures 2: Unplanned Readmissions and Malpractice Reform
Reena and Amol want you to:
1. Appreciate the challenges in reducing unplanned readmissions to hospital and concerns about that metric as a quality indicator.
2. Recognize that malpractice reform in three US states did not reduce the intensity of physician practice or resource utilization, suggesting that “defensive medicine” may not be a large contributor to the escalating cost of healthcare.
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