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Selected Agency Websites

American Health Quality Association (a quality improvement organization)

www.aqhqa.org

American National Standards Institute

www.ansi.org

Diabetes Quality Improvement Project

www.dqip.org

Foundation for Accountability

www.facct.org

Institute of Medicine

www.iom.edu

Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations

www.jcaho.org

Keystone Peer Review Organization

www.kepro.org

Medicare Payment Advisory Board

www.medpac.gov

National Cancer Institute

www.nci.nih.gov

National Center for Patient Safety

www.patientsafety.gov

National Committee for Quality Assurance

www.ncqa.org

National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics

www.ncvhs.hhs.gov

National Council for Prescription Drug Programs

ww.ncpdp.org

National Quality Forum

www.qualityforum.org

Suggested Citation:"Appendix D: Selected Agency Websites." Institute of Medicine. 2003. Leadership by Example: Coordinating Government Roles in Improving Health Care Quality. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/10537.
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