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Assurance. She also on the Steering Committee for the Affiliated Health Information Networks of New England.

MARCIA ANGELL, M.D., F.A.C.P., is the executive editor of the New England Journal of Medicine and lecturer in the Department of Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Angell writes frequently for the Journal and other publications on a wide range of topics, and has particular interests in health policy, the ethics of biomedical research, the nature of medical evidence, and care at the end of life. She is a member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences and the American Association of Physicians. She served as a Director of the Council of Biology Editors and is a member of the Board of Directors of Public Responsibility in Medicine and Research (PRIM&R), the Board of Visitors of the Boston University School of Public Health, and the Robert Wood Johnson Health Policy Fellowships Advisory Board.

ROBERT A. BERENSON, M.D., is a board-certified internist who practiced in Washington D.C. for twelve years. Prior to starting his medical practice in 1981, Dr. Berenson spent three and a half years on the Carter White House Domestic Policy staff, initially as a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholar. Dr. Berenson also served as cochair to two working groups as part of the Clinton White House Task Force on Health Reform, one on malpractice reform, the other on the structure and function of accountable health plans. In July 1987, Dr. Berenson helped found National Capital PPO (NCPPO) and is a member of its Board of Directors. He has served as co-medical director since its inception. Dr. Berenson became national program director of the Improving Malpractice Prevention and Compensation systems program in 1994. Dr. Berenson recently left his position as a vice president at The Lewin Group, a privately held health care corporation to become the Director of the Center for Health Plans and Providers at the Health Care Financing Administration.

ROBERT H. BROOK, M.D., SC.D., F.A.C.P., is a corporate fellow at RAND and Vice President and Director of RAND's Health Sciences Program. At the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Dr. Brook is the Director of the Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program. He is also a professor of medicine and health services at the UCLA Center for Health Sciences. Dr. Brook is a member of the Institute of Medicine, the American Society for Clinical Investigation, the American Association of Physicians, and the Board of Overseers of the University of California, Davis, Medical School. He has been awarded the Baxter Foundation Prize for Excellence in Health Services Research, the Rosenthal Foundation Award of the American College of Physicians for contributions to improving the health of the nation, the Distinguished Health Services Researcher Award of the Association of Health Services Research, and the Robert J. Glaser Award of the Society of General Internal Medicine. Dr. Brook is the author of over 250 articles on quality of care.

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