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Funding for this project was provided by the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (contract no. 282-94-0032); The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (grant no. 024336); and the Kellogg Endowment Fund of the National Academy of Sciences and the Institute of Medicine. The views presented in this report are those of the Committee on Using Performance Monitoring to Improve Community Health and are not necessarily those of the funding organizations.

Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data

Institute of Medicine (U.S.). Committee on Using Performance Monitoring to Improve Community Health.

Improving health in the community : a role for performance monitoring / Committee on Using Performance Monitoring to Improve Community Health ; Jane S. Durch, Linda A. Bailey, and Michael A. Stoto, editors.

p. cm

Includes bibliographical references and index.

ISBN 0-309-05534-2

1. Community health services—United States—Evaluation. 2. Health status indicators—United States. 3. Health promotion— United States. I. Durch, Jane. II. Bailey, Linda A. III. Stoto, Michael A. IV. Title.

[DNLM: 1. Community Health Services—standards—United States. 2. Quality Assurance, Health Care—organization & administration— United States. 3. Community Health Planning—methods—United States. 4. Health Status Indicators—United States. WA 546 AA1 I59i 1997]

RA445.I575 1997

362.1′2—dc21

DNLM/DLC

for Library of Congress 97-6336

CIP

First Printing, April 1997

Second Printing, January 1999

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