Medicare is transitioning from a passive payer to an active purchaser of higher quality, more efficient health care through the value-based purchasing (VBP) initiative. The end-goal is to have 0% fee-for-service.
*** Professors want tenure and colleges will reward them with this if they publish research. Research methodology is great for the tightly controlled confines of experimental design. Due to this reward system, university students are taught research methodology. Improvement in the “real messy world” (i.e. the day-today realities of any average nursing unit) require the “applied sciences”.