CQI in Healthcare - Is It Possible?
(The Rogosin Institute, New York, New York and MIQS, Boulder, Colorado)
People are individuals. They differ. Patients differ too. Yet, patients with chronic diseases are frequently treated using protocols that ignore patient variability and that have rarely been tested in diverse populations. They do not take into account characteristics that may influence responses to treatment such as age, race, gender, and co-morbid illnesses.