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December 22/29, 2020

Accelerating Global Improvements in Health Care Quality

Author Affiliations
  • 1Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
  • 2Institute for Healthcare Improvement, Boston, Massachusetts
JAMA. 2020;324(24):2479-2480. doi:10.1001/jama.2020.17628

Improving the quality of health care is not an enterprise reserved for wealthier countries. Many lower-resourced countries, historically focused on expanding access to essential health services, now place a similar priority on higher quality. Universal health coverage, a key Sustainable Development Goal,1 is meaningful only if the access it ensures is to effective and safe health services.