Transforming Graduate Medical Education to Improve Health Care Value

Medicare Payment Advisory Commission, Washington, DC, USA.
New England Journal of Medicine (Impact Factor: 54.42). 02/2011; 364(8):693-5. DOI: 10.1056/NEJMp1012691
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ABSTRACT U.S. health care is too expensive, and its quality too inconsistent. To ensure that health care will be affordable for future generations and appropriate for our burgeoning geriatric population, its delivery and organization must change. Physicians should be in the vanguard of this change, and transforming medical education will be instrumental in preparing tomorrow's physicians to lead the way. Swensen et al. have stated that U.S. physicians must shift from viewing themselves as "nonintegrated, dedicated artisans who eschew standardization" to become leaders of a system that values "wise standardization, meaningful measurement, and respectful reporting."(1) To manage this transition, physicians will . . .

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