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Improving quality through public disclosure of performance information

Improving quality through public disclosure of performance information

Health Affairs 21(4): 52-62

Despite a growing consensus that serious quality problems afflict U.S. health care, state and federal governments have done little to improve the quality of care. Proposed health insurance reforms, including a Medicare prescription drug benefit and the use of tax credits for insurance expansion, could create a mechanism for stimulating and then monitoring improvements in quality. We propose legislative requirements that any new expenditure of federal funds for health benefits be accompanied by public disclosure of performance information regarding quality, effectiveness, and safety. Such disclosure could yield diverse public and institutional benefits.

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PMID: 12117153

DOI: 10.1377/hlthaff.21.4.52

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