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July 2018

In Pursuit of Better Measures of Quality of Care

Author Affiliations
  • 1VA Palo Alto Health Care System, Palo Alto, California
JAMA Cardiol. 2018;3(7):553-554. doi:10.1001/jamacardio.2018.1204

Demonstration of health care quality is now mandated by payers and built into financial incentives for most US health care administrators. Bonuses for many frontline physicians are also increasingly tied to quality.1,2 Unfortunately, the demand for quality has outpaced our ability to measure it.

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