Earl W. Ferguson, MD, PhD

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American healthcare desperately needs ACOs and coordinated care organizations

We’ve had massive changes in healthcare since the 1990s — some positive, but most negative. • Hospital admissions have decreased (average daily census decreased 31% from 1980 to 2010, while the US population increase 36%) with recent massive staff layoffs in leading medical centers and healthcare systems and closure of many hospitals. • Hospital Outpatient […]