The Atlantic looks at Central Pennsylvania medical innovator Geisinger Health Group and its ProvenCare experiment, which has resulted in a 67 percent reduction in in-hospital mortality.
Here's how they've done it: standardization. Geisinger strengthened their odds by overriding their cardiac surgeons' individual operating styles with 40 set best-care guidelines that everyone, every time, had to follow. Even dissent is strictly formulated -- doctors who veer from the guidelines have to justify their reason for doing so, selected from a previously agreed-upon list of acceptable justifications.
Original source: The Atlantic
Read the full story here