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What role does quality measurement play in assessing the performance of health plans and in assessing the impact of price competition?
Would you join a health plan simply because it had the lowest cost, without any information on quality? Why or why not?
Should we, as a society, rely on individual choice of high-quality providers?
Should our decisions be based on publicly available report cards to improve health-care quality?
Should we rely on institutions (e.g., government agencies) to mandate and enforce minimum quality standards? Why or why not?
How do access, quality, and cost-effective care come together for the benefit of patients? Physicians and providers? Hospitals? Society?
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