“Care for a medical condition (or a patient popula¬tion) usually involves multiple specialties and numerous interventions. Value for the patient is created by providers’ combined efforts over the full cycle of care. The benefits of any one intervention for ultimate outcomes will depend on the effective¬ness of other interventions throughout the care cycle”. This sentence, reported in a seminal paper published by Michael E Porter, highlights the need to avoid the vision of “focused factories” con¬centrated on narrow groups of interventions to pro¬mote integrated practice units that are accountable for the total care for a medical condition and its complications. The progressive transition from the so-called “silos” models to more integrated and patient-centered systems (i.e., more focused on patient journey) in clinical medicine should involve also the practice of diagnostics.
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