The Inaugural lecture of The Lundberg Institute Lectureship will be given by Elliott S Fisher, MD, MPH at the Commonwealth Club of San Francisco at 600 PM on Tuesday, October 25, 2011.
The topic will be:
Achieving A Sustainable Health Care System: What Might We Do?
Dr Fisher received his BA and MD from Harvard and his MPH from U Washington.
He is Professor of Medicine and Community and Family Medicine at the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice.
He will speak in detail about Accountable Care Organizations as part of the solution.
Dr. Fisher is a general internist whose research focuses on exploring both the causes and the implications for health and health policy of regional variations in Medicare spending and practice. He has broad expertise in the use of Medicare databases and survey research methods for health care evaluation. His recent two-part series on the implications of regional variations in Medicare spending suggests that about 30% of current U.S. health care spending is devoted to services that provide no apparent health benefits — and may be harmful. His work questions the widely held assumption that in medical care, more is always better.