Friday, November 11, 2016

Accomplishing the Triple Aim while Addressing the Triple Shames

FLASHBACK SERIES: Blog posts written during my medical school days at Pacific Northwest University - College of Osteopathic Medicine

by Kim Ha Wadsworth, OMS III
Primary Care Core rotation (Family Medicine 702)
Preceptor: Dr. H. Matt Smith - Kennewick, WA
November 11, 2016

Despite US healthcare spending that is more than twice the average of other developed countries (Fig. 1), the life expectancy in the United States is the lowest of the developed world (Fig. 2). Moreover, according to a recent study by researchers at Johns Hopkins Medicine, medical error is the third leading cause of death in the US.1