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Quality

  • Formosa Chen
  • Hiroko Kunitake
  • Elise Lawson
  • Joan Ryoo
  • Clifford Y. Ko
Chapter

Abstract

  • The spotlight has been on health-care quality since the publication of the Institute of Medicine (IOM) reports To Err is Human: Building a Safer Health System in 1999 and Crossing the Quality Chasm: A New Health System for the 21st Century in 2001.

  • In-hospital deaths due to preventable medical errors represented the eighth leading cause of death in the USA in these reports.

Keywords

Structural Measure Comparative Effectiveness Research Open Colectomy Appropriateness Criterion Accreditation Status 
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Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2014

Authors and Affiliations

  • Formosa Chen
    • 1
  • Hiroko Kunitake
    • 2
  • Elise Lawson
    • 3
  • Joan Ryoo
    • 4
  • Clifford Y. Ko
    • 5
  1. 1.Department of SurgeryRonald Regan UCLA Medical CenterLos AngelesUSA
  2. 2.Department of SurgeryMassachusetts General HospitalBostonUSA
  3. 3.Department of SurgeryRonald Regan UCLA Medical CenterLos AngelesUSA
  4. 4.Department of General Internal Medicine/Health Services ResearchRonald Regan UCLA Medical CenterLos AngelesUSA
  5. 5.Department of SurgeryDavid Geffen School of Medicine at UCLALos AngelesUSA

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