The Dartmouth Atlas of Health Care
The Dartmouth Institute is renowned for its Dartmouth Atlas of Health Care. Initiated in 1996 by John “Jack” Wennberg, MD, MPH, the Atlas revealed widespread and unwarranted variations in health care practice, outcomes, and spending, and demonstrated that higher spending does not always lead to better care. Our insights continue to inform policy makers, systems leaders, and healthcare providers.
Improving Patient Care
The Susan & Richard Levy Health Care Delivery Incubator spurs improvements in patient care. Led by The Dartmouth Institute, the Incubator brings together multidisciplinary teams from across Geisel and Dartmouth-Hitchcock to develop better ways to care for those with serious illness. One of the first Incubator projects helped shorten hospital stays for preterm babies by providing in-home feeding support.