Categories: Healthcare, Quality
|Topic:||Priority Areas for National Action: Transforming Health Care Quality|
THE NATIONAL ACADEMIES
Institute of Medicine
Board on Health Care Services
Committee on Identifying Priority Areas for Quality Improvement
Wednesday, January 8, 2003 - 2:00 p.m.
430 Dirksen Senate Office Bldg.
Priority Areas for National Action: Transforming Health Care Quality
Joanne Lynn, Director, The Washington Home Center for Palliative Care Studies; Senior Researcher, RAND Health; President, Americans for Better Care of the Dying, Washington, D.C.; and Member, Committee on Identifying Priority Areas for Quality Improvement, Board on Health Care Services, Institute of Medicine
Part of the Institute of Medicine's series of reports on health care quality, Priority Areas for National Action: Transforming Health Care Quality, recommends a set of 20 priority areas that the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and other groups in the public and private sectors should focus on to improve the quality of health care delivered to all Americans. The areas selected represent the spectrum of health care from preventive to end-of-life care, and also touch on all age groups, health care settings, and health care providers. Collective action in these areas could help transform the health care system. The report also identifies criteria and delineates a process that DHHS may adopt to determine future priority areas.
This briefing was for members of Congress and congressional staff only. The report was publicly released on January 7, 2003 and can be found, in its entirety, on the National Academy Press Web site.