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In 1986, the U.S. Congress asked the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) to solicit a proposal from the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) to conduct a study that would address "maintaining and improving the quality of care for the elderly." These two volumes partially fulfill that charge. A 17-member committee commissioned by the NAS held public hearings, panels, site visits, focus groups, and research meetings across the country to develop a 10-year plan for improving quality assurance in the Medicare program.
These volumes represent a watershed in the history of federal support for health
Medicare: A Strategy for Quality Assurance (Volume 1)
Medicare: A Strategy for Quality Assurance, Sources & Methods (Volume 2). Ann Intern Med. ;114:996. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-114-11-996_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1991;114(11):996.
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