Slide 7

National Strategy for Quality Improvement in Health Care

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

The Strategy adopts six priorities, that are based on broad community input and engagement, research, and best practices

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  • These priorities, based on research, input from a broad range of stakeholders, and examples from around the country, suggest that there is a great potential for rapidly improving health outcomes and increasing the value and effectiveness of care for all populations:
    • Making care safer by reducing harm caused in the delivery of care.
    • Ensuring that each person and family are engaged as partners in their care.
    • Promoting effective communication and coordination of care.
    • Promoting the most effective prevention and treatment practices for the leading causes of mortality, starting with cardiovascular disease.
    • Working with communities to promote wide use of best practices to enable healthy living.
    • Making quality care more affordable for individuals, families, employers, and governments by developing and spreading new health care delivery models.


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Current as of August 2011
Internet Citation: Slide 7: 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/slide7.html