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Medicare: New Directions in Quality Assurance
me it has, in fact, quite a lot of teeth in it compared to other proposals that we have seen over the years. I would like to see this program implemented over an extended period. I think it will not only serve to integrate a lot of the disparate and fragmented players in the health care field, but also result in the improvement of quality of care not only in the Medicare population, but for all of us.
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Luft, H.S. Research and Capacity Building: Issues Raised by the Institute of Medicine Report. Pp. 130-139 in Medicare: New Directions in Quality Assurance. Donaldson, M.S., Harris-Wehling, J., and Lohr, K.N., eds. Washington, D.C.: National Academy Press, 1991.
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