The ethics of using quality improvement methods in health care.

@article{Lynn2007TheEO,
  title={The ethics of using quality improvement methods in health care.},
  author={Joanne Lynn and Mary Ann Baily and Melissa M. Bottrell and Bruce Jennings and Richard J. Levine and Frank Davidoff and David Casarett and Janet M. Corrigan and Ellen C. Fox and Matthew K. Wynia and George J. Agich and Margaret E. O'Kane and Theodore Speroff and Paul M. Schyve and Paul B. Batalden and Sean R. Tunis and Nancy Berlinger and Linda R. Cronenwett and J. Michael Fitzmaurice and Nancy Neveloff Dubler and Brent C. James},
  journal={Annals of internal medicine},
  year={2007},
  volume={146 9},
  pages={
          666-73
        }
}
Americans expect high-quality health caresafe, effective, patient-centered, timely, equitable, and efficient (1). Unfortunately, reality falls short of this ideal. A growing literature documents serious problems, such as unnecessary surgery, inappropriate use of medications, inadequate prevention, avoidable exacerbations of chronic conditions, and long delays before important research findings become standard (14). We discuss deliberate efforts of providers to meet their obligations to improve… CONTINUE READING
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