The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice

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The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice (TDI) is an organization within Dartmouth College "dedicated to improving health care through education, research, policy reform, leadership improvement, and communication with patients and the public."[1] It was founded in 1988 by John Wennberg as the Center for the Evaluative Clinical Sciences (CECS); a reorganization in 2007 led to TDI's current structure.[2] Dr. Elliott S. Fisher, MD, MPH, was named Director of The Dartmouth Institute on April 1, 2013. An internationally recognized leader in health services research and health policy, Dr. Fisher is the James W. Squire Professor of Medicine and Community and Family Medicine at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth. He is also the co-director of the Dartmouth Atlas for Health Care. Dr. Fisher is a member of the Institute of Medicine at the National Academy of Sciences. [3]

The institute provides a graduate-level education program involving elements of both Dartmouth's Graduate Arts and Sciences Programs and the Dartmouth Medical School. It grants Masters in Public Health degrees as well as Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy in Health Policy and Clinical Science degrees. The institute is located on Centerra Parkway in Lebanon, New Hampshire, across from the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. The institute's largest policy product is the Dartmouth Atlas of Health Care,[4] which documents unwarranted variation in the American health care system.[5][6][7][8][9][10][11][12][13][14]

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  1. ^ The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice. Official Web site. Accessed 29 July 2009.
  2. ^ The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice. History of The Dartmouth Institute. Accessed 29 July 2009.
  3. ^ [1] Accessed 23 April, 2013.
  4. ^ The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice. The Dartmouth Atlas of Health Care. Accessed 29 July 2009.
  5. ^ Fisher, E.S. et al., ''Variations in the Longitudinal Efficiency of AcademicMedical Centers,'' Health Affairs, 7 October 2004. Content.healthaffairs.org (7 October 2004). Retrieved on 6 January 2012.
  6. ^ ''Modifying Unwarranted Variations In Health Care: Shared Decision Making Using Patient Decision Aids: A review of the evidence base for shared decision making'', O’Connor, AM et al., Health Affairs, 7 October 2004. (PDF) . Retrieved on 6 January 2012.
  7. ^ Wennberg, JE et al., ''Use Of Medicare Claims Data To Monitor Provider-Specific Performance Among Patients With Severe Chronic Illness: Analyses of seventy-seven of America’s “best hospitals” document extensive variation in the amount of care provided to patients with three common chronic conditions'', Health Affairs, 7 Oct. 2004.. (PDF) . Retrieved on 6 January 2012.
  8. ^ Fisher, ES et al., ''The Implications of Regional Variations in Medicare Spending. Part 1: The Content, Quality, and Accessibility of Care'', The Annals of Internal Medicine, 2003; 138: 273–287. Annals.highwire.org. Retrieved on 6 January 2012.
  9. ^ Fisher, ES et al., ''The Implications of Regional Variations in Medicare Spending. Part 2: Health Outcomes and Satisfaction with Care'', The Annals of Internal Medicine, 2003; 138: 288–298. Annals.highwire.org. Retrieved on 6 January 2012.
  10. ^ Wennberg, JE et al., ''Unwarranted variations in healthcare delivery: implications for academic medical centres'', BMJ. 2002 October 26; 325(7370): 961–964.. None. Retrieved on 6 January 2012.
  11. ^ Wennberg, JE, ''Geography and the Debate over Medicare Reform,'' J.E.Wennberg, E.S. Fisher, and J.S. Skinner, HealthAffairs, 13 February 2002. Content.healthaffairs.org (13 February 2002). Retrieved on 6 January 2012.
  12. ^ Wennberg, JE et al., Hospital use and mortality among Medicare beneficiaries in Boston and New Haven. N Engl J Med 1989;321:116873.
  13. ^ Wennberg, JE at al., Are hospital services rationed in New Haven or overutilized in Boston?, Lancet 1987;i:11858.
  14. ^ "The Dartmouth Team Responds (Again)" J.S. Skinner. June 2010.[dead link]