Tuesday, July 05, 2005

AHQA Contests JAMA Article on QIOs

The American Health Quality Association (AHQA) represents the national network of Quality Improvement Organizations (QIOs) that work with hospitals, medical practices, health plans, long-term care facilities, home health agencies, and employers to encourage the spread of best clinical practices and improve systems of care delivery.

AHQA released a statement to contest the methodology and relevance of findings presented in a JAMA article, “Do QIOs Improve the Quality of Hospital Care for Medicare Beneficiaries,” written by Claire Snyder and Gerard Anderson of Johns Hopkins School of Public Health.

JAMA Study: Additional Assessment of QIO Work Needed

Statement by AHQA Executive Vice President David Schulke