JOHN R. DURANT, M.D., is executive vice president of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, in Alexandria, Virginia. He is past vice president for health affairs and director of the Medical Center, University of Alabama at Birmingham, and past president of Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia. He has held various academic positions at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and Temple University. Dr, Durant is past president of the National Cancer Advisory Board and the Review Committee of the National Cancer Institute. He also served as president of the Association of American Cancer Institutes, the American Radium Society, and the American Society of Clinical Oncology. Dr. Durant earned his undergraduate degree at Swarthmore College and his M.D. at Temple University.

LYNN M. ETHEREDGE, Ph.D., is an independent consultant specializing in health-sector economics. He has helped to develop a number of health care reforms, including managed competition (as a principal of the Jackson Hole Group), a national quality improvement strategy, and the recent establishment of a National Health Care Purchasing Institute to advance quality-based purchasing by major public and private-sector payers. Previously, he was a senior executive with the federal government's Office of Management and Budget, where he headed its professional health staff and served during four administrations as its principal Medicare and Medicaid analyst. He is a founding member of the National Academy of Social Insurance and an author of more than 70 publications. Mr. Etheredge is a graduate of Swarthmore College.

STANLEY B. JONES, Ph.D., is a consultant to private foundations on competitive private health insurance markets and the roles of public policy in improving these markets. He was a founding partner of the Washington consulting firm, Health Policy Alternatives, Inc., and has served as vice president for Washington representation of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association and as a staff director of the Senate health subcommittee. Dr. Jones is chairman of the Advisory Committee to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation State Initiatives in Health Care Financing Reform Program, a member of the U.S. Comptroller General's Health Advisory Committee, a trustee of the Alpha Center, and a member of the Institute of Medicine. His most recent work has focused on the policy, insurance, and health care issues associated with the chronically ill and frail elderly. He did his undergraduate work at Dartmouth College and graduate work at Yale University. He also serves as an Episcopal priest in the Diocese of West Virginia.

D. JOANNE LYNN, M.D., M.A., M.S., is the director of the Center to Improve Care of the Dying and professor of health care sciences and medicine at the George Washington University. She has held various academic positions including professor of medicine and community and family medicine at Dartmouth Medical Center. She has been an emergency room physician and triage physician at Washington Veterans Administration Hospital; an associate for

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