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December 2020 Stephen M. Shortell,
In 1999, Walter Leutz wrote a seminal article in The Milbank Quarterly on the need for and ways to better integrate medical and social services.1 He… More
October 2020 David A. Kindig,
“Medical measures appear to have contributed little to the overall decline in mortality in the United States since about 1900.” Readers might assume… More
August 2020 Paula M. Lantz,
“Compression of morbidity,” a notion introduced by physician James Fries in 1980, remains an important construct in aging and population health… More
April 2020 James M. Perrin,
Barbara Starfield built the field of primary care research and galvanized research and policy documenting the central importance of primary care in… More
November 2019 Sandro Galea,
Although it has been 84 years since The Milbank Quarterly published Edgar Sydenstricker’s “The Changing Concept of Public Health,” the article’s emphasis on preventing poor health outcomes by bolstering economic security, safe and equitable housing conditions, and access to nutritious food and exercise remains as salient as ever. More
August 2019 Edward H. Wagner,
This month, The Milbank Quarterly introduces a new series of Milbank Quarterly Classics. These were landmark articles when originally published by the journal over the course of its 97-year history that continue to resonate today with lessons for contemporary policymakers and practitioners. We are first recognizing “Organizing Care for Patients with Chronic Illness,” a 1996 article by Edward Wagner, Brian Austin, and Michael Von Korff that outlined a chronic care model for treating individuals with chronic illnesses. More
August 2019 Donald M. Berwick,
Donald Berwick, president emeritus and senior fellow at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, reflects on the chronic care model’s role in health care delivery as the gold standard for managing chronically ill patients. More
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