Redefining A Public Health System: How the Veterans Health Administration Improved Quality Measurement. Ann Intern Med. 1997;126:495. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-126-6-199703150-00026
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1997;126(6):495.
Barbour GL. 196 pages. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass; 1996. $39.95. ISBN 0787902829. Order phone 415-433-1767.
Field of medicine: Quality improvement.
Format: Hardcover book.
Audience: Leaders and managers of the U.S. health care industry, especially those responsible for ensuring quality; federal workers; students; quality management personnel; and accreditation organizations.
Purpose: To describe the integration of quality improvement throughout the Department of Veterans Affairs and to share lessons learned during the process.
Content: In describing how the Department of Veterans Affairs implemented sweeping organizational changes to improve quality measurement, this book highlights such key areas as physician involvement, obstacles to change, and improvement of outcomes.
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