Slide 6

National Strategy for Quality Improvement in Health Care

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

These three pillars form the underlying framework of the Strategy

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  • The triple aim framework is intended to be consistent over time, while allowing for both the initial identification of priorities and associated goals and measures, as well as regular updating to accommodate new directions and emerging issues:
    • Better Care: Improve the overall quality, by making health care more patient-centered, accessible, and safe.
    • Healthy People/Healthy Communities: Improve the health of the U.S. population by supporting proven interventions to address behavioral, social and, environmental determinants of health in addition to delivering higher-quality care.
    • Affordable Care: Reduce the cost of quality health care for individuals, families, employers, and government.


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Page last reviewed August 2011
Internet Citation: Slide 6: 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/slide6.html