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December 1, 2005

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Improving the quality of health care in the United States requires a universally accepted system to measure and report on the performance of health care providers and organizations, says a new report from the Institute of Medicine. Congress should establish a new board within HHS to coordinate the development of standardized performance measures and monitor the nation's progress toward a better health care system.

Steven A. Schroeder, M.D. (chair), Distinguished Professor of Health and Health Care, University of California, San Francisco.