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  1. Measuring and Improving the Quality of Care in Health Plans.

    Article - En anglais

    Background :

    More than 200 health care policy-makers and researchers, clinicians, quality professionals, and other representatives of managed care organizations, government, and academia, attended the fifth annual Building Bridges conference, « The Health Care Puzzle : Using Research to Bridge the Gap Between Perception and Reality », in Chicago, April 11-13,1999.

    Sponsored by the American Association of Health Plans and the Agency for Health Care Policy and Research-and now, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention-these annual conferences are intended to promote research in measuring the quality and effectiveness of the services health plans provide.

    Selected plenary sessions from the conference are represented in this report.

    Keynote address : « Three worthy objectives » for managed care-harmonize practice guidelines, develop evidence-based copays or price structure for drugs, and demystify medical necessity-were discussed.

    Plenary : A population health perspective : Population-based care is designed to identify effective clinical and service interventions and ensure their efficient delivery, identify ineffective interventions and minimize their use, and monitor outcomes and change practice if outcomes are suboptimal. (...)

    Mots-clés Pascal : Congrès, Gestion, Guide, Analyse coût efficacité, Médicament, Chimiothérapie, Traitement, Qualité, Soin, Politique sanitaire, Processus

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Congress, Management, Guide, Cost efficiency analysis, Drug, Chemotherapy, Treatment, Quality, Care, Health policy, Process

    Notice produite par :
    ORS Auvergne - Observatoire Régional de la Santé d'Auvergne

    Code Inist : 002B30A11. Création : 14/12/1999.