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How Good Is the Quality of Health Care in the United States?

 Elizabeth A. McGlynn, Ph.D.
  6th-Feb-2009
Description: Researchers have found deficits in health care quality for more than four decades. Attempts to develop a more comprehensive method for measuring quality of care for the population, use this method to estimate the quality of care nationally, by community, by population characteristics, translate findings into information accessible to different audiences, and calibrate the likely effects of quality deficits on the health and well being of the American public.
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Domain: Medical
Category: Practice Mngmnt
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How Good Is the Quality of Care in the United States?

Elizabeth A. McGlynn, Ph.D. March 24, 2006

What Do We Know About Quality?
� Researchers have found deficits in quality for more than
four decades � Morehead (1962): 57% of hospital care optimal � Payne (1970): 41% of ambulatory care acceptable � Schuster, McGlynn, Brook (1998 review): 50%-70% o ... See more

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