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Medicare: A Strategy for Quality Assurance (Volume 1)
Medicare: A Strategy for Quality Assurance, Sources & Methods (Volume 2)

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Lohr Kathleen N.. ; ed. 464 pages. Washington, DC: : National Academy Press; ; 1990.. $29.95.

Ann Intern Med. 1991;114(11):996. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-114-11-996_1
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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


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