Health Care's 'Dirty Little Secret': No One May Be Coordinating Care

Reporting for Kaiser Health News, in collaboration with The Washington Post, Roni Caryn Rabin writes: "Coordinated care is touted as the key to better and more cost-effective care, and is being encouraged with financial rewards and penalties under the 2010 federal health care overhaul, as well as by private insurers. But experts say the communication failures that landed Gabay in a rehab center, rather than in surgery, remain disturbingly common" (Rabin, 4/30). Read the story or the related sidebar: Tip Sheet On Staying Safe In The Hospital (Rabin, 4/30).

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