Vital Signs

Vital Signs Core Metrics for Health and Health Care Progress

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"Thousands of measures are in use today to assess health and health care in the United States. Although many of these measures provide useful information, their usefulness in either gauging or guiding performance improvement in health and health care is seriously limited by their sheer number, as well as their lack of consistency, compatibility, reliability, focus, and organization. To achieve better health at lower cost, all stakeholders - including health professionals, payers, policy makers, and members of the public - must be alert to what matters most. What are the core measures that will yield the clearest understanding and focus on better health and well-being for Americans? Vital Signs explores the most important issues - healthier people, better quality care, affordable care, and engaged individuals and communities - and specifies a streamlined set of 15 core measures. These measures, if standardized and applied at national, st

Book information

ISBN: 9780309324939
Publisher: National Academies Press
Imprint: National Academies Press
Pub date:
DEWEY: 362.1021
DEWEY edition: 23
Number of pages: xix, 287
Weight: 510g
Height: 154mm
Width: 228mm
Spine width: 20mm