September 1, 2012 | Journal Article
November 30, 2012 | Report
This report discusses the challenges of evaluating continuous quality improvement, recommendations to address these challenges, and existing gaps in the research.
July 1, 2011 | Issue Brief
The federal government has stressed the value of health information technology by investing resources into building a national HIT infrastructure.
November 1, 2011 | Issue Brief
This paper reviews the evolution of QI initiatives, the current evidence about whether QI interventions work, QI's promise for the future, and how to help it find success in health care.
May 31, 2007 | Program Results Report
From 2004 to 2005, staff at the RAND Corporation developed a framework for a Web-based tool to help patients understand the quality of health care they are receiving and provide them with information to obtain additional health care services.
January 30, 2005 | Report
April 6, 2010 | Report
The rate of hip, knee, and shoulder replacements for Medicare patients is growing rapidly, and there is widespread variation in how likely patients are to undergo this surgery, depending on where they live and their race.
February 1, 2010 | Issue Brief
Paper explores the potential impact of comparative effectiveness research and looks at implications for quality of care and health outcomes.
March 1, 2009 | Journal Article
This study analyzed quality improvement (QI) in police departments to better understand how public health agencies can adopt QI techniques.
March 30, 2009 | Chart
A report from the Dartmouth Atlas Project shows that the supply of hospital beds and doctors varies widely from region to region across the United States, and the variations have nothing to do with the level of care patients want or need.