Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Death and Quality
As the debate rages on about how to measure quality, a British Medical Journal analysis argues that hospital "death rates" are a "poor test of quality" and urged inspectors to rely on other measures. It is my opinion that there NEVER will be a true test of quality as quality is indefinable. I highly recommend you read the 70's classic Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance and see how this term basically drove the main character into a psychotic break. The same will happen to our healthcare system.
Posted by Authentic Medicine Blog at 5:07 AM