Summary: Does Improving Care on HEDIS
Measures Represent Good "Value"?
A framework for measuring the value of QI
Michael S. Broder, MD
President, Partnership for Health Analytic Research (PHAR), LLC
From the RAND Corporation Report "US Health Care: facts about cost, access, and quality"
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August 8, 2008
McCain: " [T]o make health care more
affordable...we must reward quality, promote
prevention, encourage wellness, and take better
care of those with chronic illnesses.."
Obama: "[We will] reduce the cost of medical
care....[by] encourag[ing] preventive care and better
F R I D A Y , A U G U S T
8 , 2 0 0 8
There are no publicly available data [on whether]...spending
$30,000 on quality improvement activities could produce 0,