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ACP: Diverse approach best way to improve quality

From the June 1997 ACP Observer, copyright © 1997 by the American College of Physicians.

In testimony before the Senate Committee on Labor and Human Resources last month, ACP recommended that legislators take a multipronged approach to assure quality in federally funded health programs.

In a presentation to the committee, ACP President William A. Reynolds, FACP, said that any federal quality initiative should achieve the following goals: develop uniform data requirements to better measure quality; give beneficiaries enough information to make informed decisions; identify best practices and disseminate that information to physicians and patients; and reform the medical liability system.

In its testimony, ACP commended the committee for tackling quality legislation but noted that the bills introduced by Sen. James M. Jeffords (R-Vt.), who serves as chair, and Sen. Edward M. Kennedy (D-Mass.), should require that health programs collect and report satisfaction information not only from patients, but also from physicians.

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