Medical News and Perspectives
April 28, 2004

Donald M. Berwick, MD, MPP

JAMA. 2004;291(16):1945-1947. doi:10.1001/jama.291.16.1945

When Donald Berwick, MD, MPP, published an article on 11 worthy aims for clinical leadership in the health care system, flaws in the fragmented US health care system had just been thrown into the light by Hillary Clinton's reform efforts (JAMA.1994;272:797-805). Many of those defects, epitomized by high spending, have grown. Others, such as lapses in patient safety, are finally being addressed in a systematic fashion.

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