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Medicare’s Quality Improvement Organization Program: Maximizing Potential

Categories: Govt Processes/Organization,Health/Medical,Medicare/Medicaid

http://darwin.nap.edu/books/0309101085/html/

Argues that the Quality Improvement Organizations, nonprofit watchdogs for quality oversight in the Medicare program, should focus on providing technical assistance for health care improvement to hospitals and physicians. The organizations have been criticized for poor performance in investigating patient complaints, lavish salaries for executives, close ties to medical providers, and not sharing the results of investigations with patients. From the Institute for Medicine.