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Lewis Health Policy Symposium – Complex Care

8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Eric P. Newman Education Center, 320 S. Euclid Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63110

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Until recently, complex care often was assumed to be a complicated form of healthcare delivered in a highly controlled, time-limited setting.   Examples might include a multidisciplinary surgical team performing a transplant in the OR or care rendered to a critically ill patient in the ICU requiring consultative input from multiple medical specialties.  Attention to the spiraling costs of healthcare with focus on segments of the population that remain unwell despite clinical pathways to improve lead some to recognize that other, clinical and nonclinical factors, impact outcomes.  Mental health, substance use disorders, past life experiences, and social determinants of health substantially determine the pathway to health and well being.  While such care is inherently complex, seemingly impossible progress can occur with appropriate insight and approach.  The 2022 Larry Lewis Symposium will address complex care, with Rachel Davis, recent Director of Complex Care for the Center for Health care strategies, as keynote.