Announcing The Second Annual Lundberg Institute Lecture: “A Bright Future for Health Care: Is It Possible?” on Tuesday, December 18, 2012 at 6:00 PM PST.
Donald Berwick, MD, Former President and CEO, Institute for Healthcare Improvement; Former Administrator, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
The second annual Lundberg Institute Lecture welcomes Dr. Berwick, who studies the management of health care systems with emphasis on using scientific methods and evidence-based medicine and comparative effectiveness research to improve the tradeoff among quality, safety and costs. In the ongoing difficult transition to the Obama health plan, Dr. Berwick’s analysis of these issues has been resisted by Republican lawmakers. So has his forthright conclusion that “Any health care funding plan that is just, equitable, civilized and humane must, must redistribute wealth from the richer among us to the poorer and the less fortunate. Excellent health care is by definition redistributional.” Also hear Dr. Berwick’s ideas on whether government rationing of health care is to be feared or embraced. MLF(s)