Connecting relationships to optimal outcomes

Newtonian scientific principles view the universe and its subsystems as machines. Under this view, linear cause and effect models can predict future outcomes and/or behaviors. Or in other words, by identifying the straight-line cause of a defect and addressing that cause at the root, improvement can be made with a predicted effect, writes Thomas Dahlborg, an executive director of a physician practice, in a Hospital Impact blog post. The current medical model tends to follow Newtonian scientific principles and thus linear episodes of care, linear metrics to assess outcomes and success, and linear causes and effects. For example, consider the myriad of stories you have heard of patients showing up at the doctor's office, being diagnosed as obese and subsequently instructed to eat "right" and exercise... --To learn more, read the full blog post on Hospital Impact

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