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Health Care Manage Rev. 2003 Oct-Dec;28(4):335-47.

Generating management research on improving quality.

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Planning and Strategic Development, Henry Ford Health System, Detroit, Michigan, USA.


This article identifies areas of management research that should be pursued to develop a better understanding of barriers and facilitators to improve quality in health care organizations. Five major structural barriers to improvement of quality are discussed. Research priorities are presented with suggestions on how to encourage more meaningful research that will accelerate quality improvement in health care.

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