Research Focus: Health care quality

While data and measurement can be effective tools to better standardize and improve care for patients, critics point to the volume of measures hospitals and providers are asked to complete, as well as flawed underlying formulas for some of the more complex measures.

Further, Medicare has several programs that reward hospitals and providers based on results from their measurements, which proves problematic when these measures are flawed.

The JKTG Foundation believes we must approach quality improvement in an unbiased, honest way. Rather than accept the status quo, current systems should be questioned: Is this the best approach? Is there a way to do things better? Only then will the U.S. have the health care system it deserves.


Jayne Koskinas Ted Giovanis
Foundation for Health and Policy

PO Box 130
Highland, Maryland 20777

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