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Future directions for the national healthcare quality and disparities reports / Committee on Future Directions for the National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports, Board on Health Care Services ; Cheryl Ulmer, Michelle Bruno, and Sheila Burke, editors.

p. ; cm.

Includes bibliographical references.

ISBN 978-0-309-14985-3 (pbk.) — ISBN 978-0-309-14986-0 (pdf)

1. Medical care—United States. 2. Outcome assessment (Medical care)—United States. I. Ulmer, Cheryl. II. Bruno, Michelle. III. Burke, Sheila. IV. Institute of Medicine (U.S.). Committee on Future Directions for the National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports V. Institute of Medicine (U.S.). Board on Health Care Services.

[DNLM: 1. Health Services Research—methods—United States. 2. Health Services Research—trends—United States. 3. Forecasting—methods—United States. 4. Healthcare Disparities—trends—United States. 5. Outcome Assessment (Health Care)—trends—United States. 6. Quality of Health Care—trends—United States. W 84.3 F996 2010]

RA395.A3F865 2010

362.10973—dc22

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