Health care quality could emerge as a major issue in 1999.
In the public sector, many expect the federal government to pass some form of patient protection legislation. On the private side, a national forum designated to develop and implement strategies for making available information on quality should be up and running within the year. In addition, a joint effort between the public and private domains will offer clinical practice guidelines on an Internet Web site.
Mitka M. Renewed Efforts to Improve the Quality of Health Care. JAMA. 1999;281(5):404. doi:10.1001/jama.281.5.404-JMN0203-2-1