3. Background

National Strategy for Quality Improvement in Health Care

Text version of slide presentation from a National Advisory Council meeting.

The National Quality Strategy (NQS) builds on a set of core principles that emphasize national support for local strategies and can guide and hold accountable the actions of stakeholders

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  • The Strategy was developed and will be updated through a consultative consensus building process among all stakeholders, which included, but is not limited to, the following activities:
    • Environmental scan of existing quality frameworks.
    • Stakeholder engagement activities.
    • 30-day public comment period.
    • Strategy sessions with HHS [Department of Health and Human Services] Quality Work group and subgroups.
  • The NQS was published on March 21, 2011, and is located here: http://www.healthcare.gov/center/reports/quality03212011a.html

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Current as of August 2011
Internet Citation: 3. Background: National Strategy for Quality Improvement in Health Care. August 2011. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/news/events/nac/2011-04-nac/lee/slide3.html