Graduate Management Project. The Pursuit of Quality in Military Health Care: Are We Held to a Higher Standard?
ARMY MEDICAL MATERIEL AGENCY FORT DETRICK MD
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The Institute of Medicine lOM followed its To Err is Human and Crossing the Quality Chasm reports with a charge to the federal sector healthcare system to lead the way in quality initiatives. The military health system is a major player in federal sector health care serving 9.1 million beneficiaries with fall-spectrum healthcare services through 76 military hospitals, over 500 military health clinics, and private sector health care partners. By outlining the ethical underpinnings for lOMs charge to federal sector healthcare, this paper adds validity to the idea that the federal and specifically the military health system has an obligation and duty to lead the way in pursuing quality health care.
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