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Recent Commonwealth Fund–Supported Articles

In recent studies, Commonwealth Fund–supported researchers explored:

  • better methods for identifying high-performing hospitals;
  • ways to promote interdisciplinary teamwork, based on a survey of hospital staff;
  • a new tool to help nursing home managers determine how staff changes might affect quality;
  • the effects of health information technology on nursing home residents’ satisfaction and clinical outcomes;
  • proven strategies to engage physicians in quality and safety efforts;
  • the association between emergency department waiting times and subsequent mortality and hospital admission; and
  • a tool to evaluate patient-centered medical home interventions in safety-net clinics.

Another group of Commonwealth Fund–supported studies examined health care systems abroad, focusing on:

  • evidence of lower-quality care in U.S. territories;
  • the path to transformation for the Canadian primary health care system;
  • the effects of financial incentives on provider performance in the U.K.; and
  • a scorecard to assess the performance of New Zealand’s health system.

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