Crossing the Quality Chasm

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Crossing the Quality Chasm: A New Health System for the 21st Century
Author Committee on Quality of Health Care in America and Institute of Medicine
Country United States
Language English
Genre Non-fiction
Publisher National Academies Press
Publication date
July 19, 2001
Media type Print (Hardback)
Pages 360 pp.
ISBN ISBN 0-309-07280-8 (10) and ISBN 978-0-309-07280-9 (13)
OCLC 46457195
Dewey Decimal 362.1/0973 21
LC Class RA395.A3 I5557 2001

Crossing the Quality Chasm: A New Health System for the 21st Century

The committee on the Quality of Health Care in America released this report on March 1, 2001. It followed the 1999 report, To Err is Human: Building a Safer Health System, which brought to light the human toll and financial cost of medical error. These two documents were instrumental in raising patient safety to a major concern in health care and among policymakers.

This report urgently calls for change to the health care system processes to improve the level of quality. It analyzes this dilemma, and explores potential ways in which change could be implemented in the health care system.[1]

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