Stephen J.LurieMD, PhD, Senior EditorIndividualAuthorPhil B.FontanarosaMD, Executive Deputy EditorIndividualAuthor
To the Editor: Dr Casarett and colleagues1 tackled an important issue in modern medicine.
Quality improvement initiatives are key strategies in ensuring accountability
in health care. While it is appropriate that the QI movement itself be held
accountable, draconian restrictions that could cripple the continued growth
and development of QI are unnecessary and unwise.
Chernov AJ, Warburton SW. Should Patients in Quality-Improvement Activities Have the Same Protections as Participants in Research Studies?. JAMA. 2000;284(14):1786-1788. doi:10.1001/jama.284.14.1783