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Health Aff (Millwood). 2008 May-Jun;27(3):749-58. doi: 10.1377/hlthaff.27.3.749.

Crossroads in quality.

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National Committee for Quality Assurance in Washington, DC, USA.

Abstract

Expanding insurance coverage is a critical step in health reform, but we argue that to be successful, reforms must also address the underlying problems of quality and cost. We identify five fundamental building blocks for a high-performance health system and urge action to create a national center for effectiveness research, develop models of accountable health care entities capable of providing integrated and coordinated care, develop payment models to reward high-value care, develop a national strategy for performance measurement, and pursue a multistakeholder approach to improving population health.

PMID:
18474968
DOI:
10.1377/hlthaff.27.3.749
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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