Archive for July, 2011

Gary Oftedahl: Rules and Wisdom, Practically Speaking

One only has to look around to see an abundance of rules being promulgated as being critical to ensure the “right” thing is being done. The mandatory sentencing guidelines imposed by legislative statute on the legal profession, and constraints placed on teachers to ensure that “no child is left behind” are but two examples of an increased effort to provide a lengthy and often prescriptive list of actions and activities to incent the desired activities. In health care, we see an increasing movement among many to develop checklists, and to provide incentives intended to maximize the likelihood that patients will receive the high-quality care they deserve.

Continue Reading July 6, 2011 at 5:49 pm


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