More on hospital value

A new article in Health Leaders looks at the recent Milliman study commissioned by the National Business Group on Health, which identifies cities where hospitals are able to provide value on both Medicare and commercial business. In this article, Elliot Fisher of the Dartmouth Atlas weighs in:

Elliott S. Fisher, MD, director of Population Health and Policy for the Dartmouth Institute, said research focuses on reducing unnecessary hospital stays.

“This important study from NBGH confirms that communities that are able to care for Medicare patients with fewer hospitalizations are able to do the same for their under-65 population. But to slow the growth of spending, we also need to address the problem of prices.”