Slide 14

National Strategy for Quality Improvement in Health Care

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

The 10 principles guiding the National Quality Strategy are reflected not only in the framework, but in how goals, targets, and plans are developed


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The National Quality Strategy—and all efforts to improve health and health care delivery—should be anchored in a core set of principles that reflect widely held and agreed-upon values or best practices of all stakeholders:

  • Person-centeredness and family engagement, including understanding and valuing patient preferences, will guide all strategies, goals, and health care improvement efforts.
  • Specific health considerations will be addressed for patients of all ages, backgrounds, health needs, care locations, and sources of coverage.
  • Eliminating disparities in care—including but not limited to those based on race, color, national origin, gender, age, disability, language, health literacy, sexual orientation and gender identity, source of payment, socioeconomic status, and geography—will be an integral part of all strategies, goals, and health care improvement efforts.



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Internet Citation: Slide 14. Content last reviewed October 2014. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.