Combined Regional Investments Could Substantially Enhance Health System Performance And Be Financially Affordable

Health Affairs
By Jack Homer, Bobby Milstein, Gary Hirsch, and Elliott Fisher

This analysis shows that combined regional investments in both population- and clinical-level initiatives, coupled with affordable long-term financial strategies, have the potential to dramatically reduce costs, improve health, increase health equity, and boost economic productivity over the next 25 years. It also speaks to a deeper question: Is health transformation truly possible? The answer: Yes…if we are willing to be serious stewards of our common health system. At issue is not a scarcity of dollars, but a lack of power directed toward a sound, system-wide strategy.

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