National Academy of Sciences
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March 9, 2006

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Quality improvement organizations would be more effective if they focused solely on supplying health care providers with technical assistance on measuring their performance and improving the quality of their services, says a new report from the Institute of Medicine. Responsibilities that QIOs currently have for reviewing complaints about care and other cases should be transferred to other groups.

Committee chair Steven Schroeder, Distinguished Professor of Health and Health Care, University of California, San Francisco