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In the Spotlight
Churches Wipe Out Millions in Medical Debt for Others
Kaiser Health News
article describes how a church in Kansas raised $22,000 that eliminated $2.2 million in medical debt for 1,600 residents in the state. Medical debt contributes to two-thirds of bankruptcies in the US.Calculating the Cost of Waste: Tool Helps States Measure Low-Value Care
article describes a tool that tracks 47 different tests and procedures that reflect 85 Choosing Wisely measures, and uses claims data to pinpoint care that is potentially wasteful.
Addressing Inappropriate Care: Employers Innovating to Reduce Waste
Health care spending in the United States is almost 2.5 times higher per capita than in comparable countries, without yielding better health outcomes. This Health Affairs
Blog post explores how various employer-led organizations and heath care purchasers have assessed the extent of wasteful or inappropriate care among their own populations.Using a “Nursing Bundle” to Achieve Consistent Patient Experiences
This NEJM Catalyst article describes how Geisinger Health System created a nursing bundle that helped make patients’ experiences more consistent, and more consistently excellent, across a multi-hospital system. The bundle improved overall patient satisfaction and Geisinger’s performance on standard assessments of patient satisfaction.