Quality, Transparency, and the US Government


(The Journal of the American Medical Association)

by Robert H. Brook

April 1, 2009

Some solutions for producing a better health care system in the United States and abroad call for paying clinicians more for better performance. For this solution to work, valid and reliable measures of performance must be available. Although the quality-of-care field has matured and many such measures have been produced, a need for better methods and indicators by which performance can be assessed remains....

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JAMA. 2009;301(13):1377-1378.

This commentary originally appeared in The Journal of the American Medical Association on April 1, 2009. Commentary gives RAND researchers a platform to convey insights based on their professional expertise and often on their peer-reviewed research and analysis.