Reports Paint Grim Picture of U.S. Health Care System
A new report compiled by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality found measurable improvement in fewer than half of the patient safety measures studied. Meanwhile, a separate HHS report on health care disparities found some improvements in closing the gaps between ethnic groups but little progress addressing the most significant disparities.
- "Government Reports Criticize Health Care System" (Sack, New York Times, 5/7).
"AHRQ Reports Find Issues with Patient Safety, Racial Disparities" (Clark, HealthLeaders Media, 5/6).