A useful overview of the state of quality measurement. Having done much work in this area, I feel that this is one of the most important issues facing the health care system. Having good quality measures is key to maximizing the efficiency of the health care system.
Inventing a Failure
By PAUL KRUGMAN
Republicans’ response to health reform’s success is to close their eyes and sling bad statistics.
NYT: Massachusetts Death Rate Fell After Overhaul
By SABRINA TAVERNISE
The mortality rate in Massachusetts dropped sharply after the state overhauled health care in 2006, a study has found, offering evidence that universal coverage has saved lives, health economists say.