Commentary on some studies of the quality of care

  title={Commentary on some studies of the quality of care},
  author={Avedis Donabedian},
  booktitle={Health care financing review},
This essay is a personal commentary on general aspects of quality assessment that are either illustrated or challenged by the articles presented in this volume. It is not a critique of the individual papers in the collection; papers are mentioned in order to illustrate or clarify a point, without implication of either merit or demerit. This article addresses the definitions of quality, the relationship of cost to quality, approaches to assessing quality, the use of case fatality as an indicator… CONTINUE READING