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Slide Presentation from the AHRQ 2007 Annual Conference

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What is "Quality"?

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  • Perspective—who is interested?
    • Patient
    • Provider
    • Payer
    • Health Care Institutions
    • Society
  • Cost (only reduction in costs or effectiveness? Total vs. Hospital?)
  • "Quality of Life"
  • Improved adherence to "Evidence Based Medicine"
  • Safety—improved or not worsened?
  • System performance—Does the technology perform as designed or intended?
  • Improved survival

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