Chapter 6

High Performance Medicine

We’ve come a long way since Hippocrates. Rising health care costs are applying external financial pressure on health care providers; models of care are shifting to team-based delivery of care; patients are receiving care from multiple providers across multiple places of service; and the uncovering of knowledge and development of technological innovations in the field of medicine continues to grow at unprecedented rates. As the inability to schedule appointments, long waits, short visits, and insufficient patient education and follow-up outline the landscape of today’s medicine, the delivery of quality, safety, and efficiency in medicine ceases to depend only on the care delivered by physicians. Patient care ...

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