As noted in the Institute of Medicine’s seminal report Crossing the Quality Chasm: A New Health System for the 21st Century, “health care today harms too frequently and routinely fails to deliver its potential benefits.” For over a decade, foundations have been showcasing to the field that improving health care quality is both needed and possible. GIH recognizes that this work is now an integral part of the health reform law and that bridging the “quality chasm” will require change at all levels of our health care system.
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In this Health Affairs article from New York University’s Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, authors discuss the rate of growth in health expenditures and the composition of health care and pharmaceutical spending. The authors point out that it is not just the cost of health care but consumers' exposure to those costs that drives the health policy agenda.
A new National Quality Forum report highlights challenges and offers solutions for both quality measurement and access issues particular to rural health care. This report is funded by the Department of Health and Human Services.
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