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Comparative Effectiveness Research and Evidence-Based Decision Making Across Four Countries: The U.K., Germany, France, and Australia

July 28, 2009 - Australia, France, Germany, and the United Kingdom all have set up agencies to ensure that their investments in health care, including medications, treatments, and new medical technologies, are yielding ‘value for money’ and to assist health care providers in improving their clinical practice.

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A Comparative Survey of Minority Health

July 24, 1997 - Lack of insurance and lower incomes for minority adults create significant financial barriers to care, according to this 1997 survey of minority health care.

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Escape Fire: Lessons for the Future of Health Care

November 1, 2002 - In this 2002 book, Don Berwick, M.D., the new Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services administrator, outlines the problems with the health care system--medical errors, confusing and inconsistent information, and a lack of personal attention and continuity in care--and then sketches an ambitious program for reform.

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Executive Vice President's Report: Assessing a Foundation's Performance

February 2, 1999 - Nonprofit organizations play a major social, cultural, and economic role in American life, and in recent years have assumed increasing responsibility for maintaining society's safety net in an era of constrained government budgets. At the same time, periodic failures—even scandals—involving nonprofit management have drawn attention to the need for stronger internal mechanisms to assure the accountability and performance of these organizations.

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Facts on Medicare's Home Health Benefit and Recent Policy Changes

June 15, 1998 - The home health benefit has been one of the fastest-growing components of the Medicare program over the past decade.

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Fall 2004 Commonwealth Fund Quarterly: A Digest of Current Work in Health Policy and Practice

December 20, 2004 - International concerns about primary care are the focus of the lead story in the new Commonwealth Fund Quarterly, our roundup of Fund-supported research. Other articles address the health insurance divide between low- and higher-wage workers; a new survey on physician IT use; and an interview with Simon Stevens, British Prime Minister Tony Blair's former health policy advisor, who talks about the ambitious reforms under way at the NHS.

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The Final Rule for the Medicare Shared Savings Program

April 1, 2011 - On October 20, 2011, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services released the final rule for implementing the new Medicare Shared Savings Program. This paper provides a detailed summary of the final rule.

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The First Three Years: A Guide to Selected Videos for Parents and Professionals

May 1, 1998 - Published collaboratively by three national organizations—Families and Work Institute, KIDSNET, and The Commonwealth Fund—this guide offers reviews of more than 50 parenting videos chosen by child development experts.

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Foundation Performance Measurement: A Tool for Institutional Learning and Improvement

February 15, 2006 - In his Executive Vice President-COO's report in the 2005 Annual Report, John Craig reviews why foundations should assemble an array of methods that allow them to examine their own performance and that of their grantees, make improvements based on lessons learned, and report findings to their various audiences.

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From Place to Place: Learning Innovations in Healthy Policy and Practice

February 2, 2003 - President's Message from 2002 Annual Report

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The Fund's Performance as a Grantmaker, 1992–1999

February 1, 2001 - Since 1992, through a selective and labor intensive process, the Fund has commissioned independent reviews of 56 projects and 14 larger programs, or approximately one-fourth of the large projects it funds annually.

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Harkness House

August 31, 2004 -

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Health and Aging in the 21st Century

March 1, 2000 - President's Message from 1999 Annual Report

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Health Disparities in New York City

July 15, 2004 - Black and Hispanic New Yorkers, as well as poor residents regardless of race or ethnicity, are more likely than whites to have diabetes, HIV, and other diseases, and are at greater risk of dying prematurely, according to a new Commonwealth Fund-supported report from the city's Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

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Health Insurance Coverage for All Americans

January 1, 1998 - President's Message from 1997 Annual Report

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