Health Care Quality Measurement


Increasingly, tools and surveys are employed to determine current and optimal levels of health care service and performance, and ultimately to improve the levels for each. RAND helps policymakers, health care leaders, and practitioners determine cost-effective and accurate ways to measure the quality of health care being provided, and then recommends ways to improve the level of health care quality.

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    Three Possible Measures for Quality Medical Care May Help Cut Deaths from Opioid Addiction by One-Third

    Jun 26, 2017

    Following three possible recommendations for medical care for people with an opioid addiction may cut deaths among such patients by as much as one-third. Deaths were much lower among patients who were not prescribed opioids or common types of anxiety medications, those who received psychosocial counseling, and those who had quarterly visits with a physician.

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    California Should Collect Physician Identifiers from Hospitals

    Feb 7, 2013

    California health regulators should begin collecting physician identifiers as part of their routine data collection efforts about the services provided at the state's hospitals. Such a move would help providers improve quality by aiding efforts to benchmark performance and reduce variations in the delivery of care.

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