He and his team also began to transform the VHA from an acute care, hospital-based system into one that put far more resources into primary Care and outpatient services for the growing number of agog veterans beset by chronic conditions.
To understand the larger lessons of the VHA's turnaround, it's necessary to pause for a moment to think about what comprises quality health care.
Forgetfulness is such a constant problem in the system," says Berwick of the Institute for Health Care Improvement.
Is any one of them going to take responsibility for coordinating your care so that, for example, you don't leave the hospital without the right follow-up medication or knowing how and when to take it?
Minnesota: Central Todd Country Care Center (Clarissa); Parkview Home (Belview); Lake Region Skilled Nursing Facility (Fergus Falls); Henning Health Care Center (Henning)
Nebraska: Utica Care Center (Utica); Faith Regional Health Service/East Campus (Norfolk); Holmes Lake Manor (Lincoln); Belle Terrace (Tecumseh)
New Jersey: McCauley Hall Health Care Center (Watchung); Manchester Manor Nursing Facility (Lakehurst); Transitional Care Unit at Underwood Memorial Hospital (Woodbury); Kennedy Transitional Care Unit-Stratford (Stratford)
New York: Little Flower Nursing Home (East Islip); Petite Fleur Nursing Home (Sayville); Westhampton Care Center (Westhampton); Elmhurst Care Center (East Elmhurst)
While added costs are a factor, businesses can no longer afford not to provide child care options.
It lies primarily in rearranging how work is accomplished rather than providing dollars to support child care options.
The Economic Recovery Act of 1981 made child care benefits a tax-deductible item for working parents.
The reason: Employees may not accurately project how much they spend on child care annually.
Allowing the elderly to |divest of assets' has exacerbated the Medicaid dillemma shifting the burden from those who have adequate resources to privately pay for long-term care to the state and federal governments.
Question 2 (what should happen): "Funding of long-term care costs by private health insurance and health maintenance organizations offered as part of the employee compensation and/or pension packages;
Greater individual responsibility for the payment of long-term care by restricting the eligibility requirements for those who would wrongfully rely upon Medicaid reimbursement;