THE CENTER FOR

Professionalism & Value
In Health Care

Health care in the United States is going through stormy changes that threaten health professionals’ wellbeing and the public trust. The ways in which health care workers are currently measured and valued often work against the behaviors and relationships that patients want and expect from their providers.

The Center for Professionalism & Value in Health Care aims to study relationships between professionalism and value, promote their alignment, reduce health professionals’ burden, and better support outcome and quality improvement.

THE CENTER FOR

Professionalism & Value
In Health Care

Health care in the United States is going through stormy changes that threaten health professionals’ wellbeing and the public trust. The ways in which health care workers are currently measured and valued often work against the behaviors and relationships that patients want and expect from their providers.

The Center for Professionalism & Value in Health Care aims to study relationships between professionalism and value, promote their alignment, reduce health professionals’ burden, and better support outcome and quality improvement.

Key aims of our work are:

  • Testing the state of the social contract between health professionals and the public

  • To identify relationships between burnout, shame and professionalism

  • To assess growing commoditization of health professionals and the impact on professionalism

  • To understand alignment between how value is measured and paid for and professionalism

  • To call out expectations of health professionals to routinely sacrifice well-being or financial solvency

  • To explore interprofessional understandings of professionalism

Latest Publications

July/August 2019

Utilizing PHATE: A Population Health–Mapping Tool to Identify Areas of Food Insecurity
Jonathan Lichkus, MD, MPH
Winston R. Liaw, MD, MPH
Robert L. Phillips, MD, MSPH

May/June 2019

A New Comprehensive Measure of High-Value Aspects of Primary Care
Rebecca S. Etz, PhD
Stephen J. Zyzanski, PhD
Martha M. Gonzalez
Sarah R. Reves, MSN, FNP
Jonathan P. O’Neal
Kurt C. Stange, MD, PhD

February 2019

Association of Primary Care Physician Supply With Population Mortality in the United States, 2005-2015
Sanjay Basu, MD, PhD
Seth A. Berkowitz, MD, MPH
Robert L. Phillips, MD, MSPH

Nov/Dec 2018

Higher Primary Care Physician Continuity is Associated With Lower Costs and Hospitalizations
Andrew Bazemore, MD, MPH
Stephen Petterson, PhD
Lars E. Peterson, MD, PhD
Richard Bruno, MD, MPH,
Yoonkyung Chung, PhD
Robert L. Phillips Jr, MD, MSPH

May/June 2015

More Comprehensive Care Among Family Physicians is Associated with Lower Costs and Fewer Hospitalizations
Andrew Bazemore, MD, MPH1
Stephen Petterson, PhD
Lars E. Peterson, MD, PhD
Robert L. Phillips Jr, MD, MSPH