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David Ledersnaider, Ph.D.

Health care’s ‘upstream’ conundrum

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When it comes to the long-term health of the country, findings now show the big problem might not be health care at all—it might be everything else. Can researchers get politicians to pay attention?

It’s easy to think of “health” as just another category of social-service spending. But a great deal of modern research suggests that it might be more accurate to think of it as the payoff of all the other services put together. Elizabeth Bradley, president of Vassar College and a former Yale researcher widely seen as the world’s foremost expert in the relationship between social services and health, has documented how the ratio of a country’s social-service spending to health care spending is highly correlated with health outcomes around the world. “The right question for our political agenda is, ‘What’s going to give us the most bang for the buck in health outcomes?'” says Bradley. “What our work has shown is that the answer is spending on social services.”

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The real reason American health care is so expensive – Hint: single-payer won’t automatically fix it!

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Americans are quickly learning that they don’t consume more health care than most developed countries.

In fact, they consume a lot less! They are also learning that the real reason US consumers pay a lot more for everything from diagnostics, procedures, and medications, to doctors and hospitalizations, is that private insurance companies don’t have enough negotiating power!

Hospitals and care providers take note: you are NOT prepared for the reimbursement tsunami that is coming your way!

The real reason American health care is so expensive

First Contact ED

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Hospitals need to rethink their ED operations if they want to realistically address the sorry state of ED facilities all over the country!

Many ED facilities were designed for a different business, as well as volumes and complexities well below what is expected of a modern ED.

We propose hospitals STOP wasting precious capital and labor on updating facilities and instead delayer their service as shown in the graph below.

The focus of this operational redesign is to untangle the varied services provided by EDs, that currently generate one-size-fits-all patient care funnels, backlogs and extended wait times.

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2017 Educational Series

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Is your hospital using monitoring metrics and practices that are incomplete and inadequate for day-to-day operations?

At The Nash Group, we provide methodologies that support modified assignments based on complexity of care. Our methodologies are hardwired to include fully loaded budgets as well as hiring and recruitment strategies.
Please join us during our educational webinars to learn more about how we can help.

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