Caring For Those Who Care For Us

I was recently reading about how we (in healthcare) should move from the triple to the quadruple aim. The triple aim says we should improve healthcare by focusing on three things: Improving the patient experience of care (including quality and satisfaction); Improving the health of populations; and; Reducing the per capita cost of health care. And the quadruple aim adds care of the provider (of the care) to this list, which using hindsight does seem like a glaring omission. After all, it is received wisdom that you can’t take care of someone else until you take care of yourself.

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