RT Web Page DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 641235508 LA English UL http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK52851/ T1 Leadership commitments to improve value in health care finding common ground : workshop summary A1 Olsen, LeighAnne., Goolsby, W. Alexander., McGinnis, J. Michael., Institute of Medicine (U.S.)., Roundtable on Evidence-Based Medicine., PB National Academies Press PP Washington, D.C. YR 2009 SN 9780309110532 030911053X 9780309110549 0309110548 AB This volume reports on discussions among multiple stakeholders about ways they might help transform health care in the United States. The U.S. healthcare system consists of a complex network of decentralized and loosely associated organizations, services, relationships, and participants. Each of the healthcare system's component sectors--patients, healthcare professionals, healthcare delivery organizations, healthcare product developers, clinical investigators and evaluators, regulators, insurers, employers and employees, and individuals involved in information technology--conducts activities that support a common goal: to improve patient health and wellbeing. Implicit in this goal is the commitment of each stakeholder group to contribute to the evidence base for health care, that is, to assist with the development and application of information about the efficacy, safety, effectiveness, value, and appropriateness of the health care delivered.