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Good Jobs or Bad Jobs

October 13, 2015

With great risk, many organizations are choosing a “bad jobs” strategy to address labor costs. Rather than retain experienced staff at higher wages, organizations take steps to encourage the departure of high-paid, experienced nurses to be replaced with less expensive and skilled substitutes.

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Gerrymandering Pop Health

January 18, 2018

The word “gerrymander” comes from the pairing of Gerry’s name with the shape of one of the contorted districts north of Boston that resembled a salamander (see Figure 1). This gerrymandering of the Massachusetts Senate proved so successful that although the Federalist party won both the election for governor and a majority of the Massachusetts House, they failed to win the Senate, then controlled by the Democratic-Republicans.

The sophisticated analytics that allow for the gerrymandering of election districts also offer a model that can be applied in the delivery of population health services.

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