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Defining World-Class Care in Academic Medicine: Enablers and Challenges

International Best Practices in Health Care Management

ISBN: 978-1-78441-279-1, eISBN: 978-1-78441-278-4

ISSN: 1474-8231

Publication date: 23 February 2015

Abstract

Purpose

Interest has grown among U.S. academic medical centers in developing international benchmarks for excellence in process and outcomes. Drivers behind this trend, as well as barriers to the development of useful benchmarks, are explored in this invited commentary.

Design/methodology/approach

The commentary is based on the authors’ conversations with members of the U.S. Cooperative for International Patient Programs as well as the University Healthsystem Consortium (UHC).

Findings

Six key themes are summarized in this commentary, including four key drivers and two barriers.

Originality/value

The practice-based perspectives this commentary summarizes provide a useful starting point for researchers and practitioners interested in establishing international comparison with the United States.

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Citation

Garman, A.N. and Johnson, T.J. (2015), "Defining World-Class Care in Academic Medicine: Enablers and Challenges", International Best Practices in Health Care Management (Advances in Health Care Management, Vol. 17), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 23-29. https://doi.org/10.1108/S1474-823120140000017002

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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