Realigning Health with Care

Source: Rebecca Onie, Paul Farmer, & Heidi Behforouz, Stanford Social Innovation Review, Volume 10, Number 3, Summer 2012

The misalignment between the expansive goal of “health” and a cramped definition of “care” has cost the United States untold lives and treasure. Yet realignment is in reach: Through expanding the scope of health care, the place where it is delivered, and the workforce that provides it, the US health care system could significantly improve health outcomes and reduce inefficiencies.

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