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Crossing the quality chasm : a new health system for the 21st century

Author: Institute of Medicine (U.S.). Committee on Quality of Health Care in America.
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : National Academy Press, ©2001.
Series: Quality chasm series.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This is the second and final report of the Committee on the Quality of Health Care in America, which was appointed in 1998 to identify strategies for achieving a substantial improvement in the quality of health care delivered to Americans. The committee's first report, 'To err is human: building a safer health system', was released in 1999 and focused on a specific quality concern - patient safety. This second  Read more...
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Institute of Medicine (U.S.). Committee on Quality of Health Care in America.
Crossing the quality chasm.
Washington, D.C. : National Academy Press, c2001
(OCoLC)606483805
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Institute of Medicine (U.S.). Committee on Quality of Health Care in America.
ISBN: 0309072808 9780309072809
OCLC Number: 46457195
Description: xx, 337 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: A new health system for the 21st century --
Improving the 21st-century health care system --
Formulating new rules to redesign and improve care --
Taking the first steps --
Building organizational supports for change --
Applying evidence to the evidence to health care delivery --
Using information technology --
Aligning payment policies with quality improvement --
Preparing the workforce.
Series Title: Quality chasm series.
Responsibility: Committee on Quality Health Care in America, Institute of Medicine.

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"This is the second and final report of the Committee on the Quality of Health Care in America, which was appointed in 1998 to identify strategies for achieving a substantial improvement in the quality of health care delivered to Americans. The committee's first report, 'To err is human: building a safer health system', was released in 1999 and focused on a specific quality concern - patient safety. This second report focuses more broadly on how the health care delivery system can be designed to innovate and improve care"--p. ix.

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