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Praise for Partners in Health

"The combination of visionary leadership, knowledge, and superbtiming makes this book a winner. Health care is evolving towardcollaboration and integration, and this book is essential readingfor anyone wishing to change the relationships between hospitalsand physicians." -Donald W. Fisher, PhD, president and CEO,the American Medical Group Association

"This book is a must-read for anyone committed to ahigh-performance health system. It spells out the practical stepsthat will move us toward an accessible, coordinated,patient-centered system of care. Its recommendations for paymentand regulatory reform underscore the urgency of comprehensivehealth reform if the current misaligned incentives are to bechanged to support those on the frontlines in providing the bestcare with prudent stewardship of resources." -Karen Davis,PhD, president, The Commonwealth Fund

"Closer physician-hospital integration would lead to higherquality care at lower cost. Partners in Health is a masterful guideto past integration efforts, current models of success, andthoughtful recommendations for future progress." -Victor R.Fuchs, PhD, Henry J. Kaiser Jr. Professor Emeritus, StanfordUniversity

"The working relationship of hospitals and physicians must berestructured for the United States to achieve more efficient,accountable care. But addressing our urgent challenges can't waitfor all hospitals and physicians to join highly structured systems.Thankfully, the authors offer steps that all the major stakeholderscan take today to spur new models and start the flywheel of trustspinning at new speeds." -Richard Umbdenstock, president andCEO of the American Hospital Association

"Transitioning U.S. health care from fragmentation tointegration, in the context of a more rational payment system, issure to be a long and tortuous journey. Partners in Health is akind of Fodor's Guide to the voyage. No one committed to healthreform should travel without it." -Susan Dentzer,editor-in-chief, Health Affairs

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