The Commonwealth Fund Digest Archive
May/June 2007

Quote of Note

"Insurance coverage helps people gain access to health care, but the next thing you have to ask is, access to what? If you can provide both insurance and access to a true medical home, racial and ethnic differences in getting needed medical care are often eliminated."
—Anne C. Beal, M.D., Commonwealth Fund Assistant Vice President


Quality Reporting in the Bay State

With Commonwealth Fund support, Massachusetts Health Quality Partners (MHQP)—a coalition of physicians, hospitals, health plans, purchasers, consumers, and government agencies—is working to develop measures, collect data, and publish reports. We talked to MHQP executive director Barbra Rabson, M.P.H., about the challenges involved in evaluating and reporting on the care experience.

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