U.S.-U.K. Conference on Health Care Quality Improvement, 2003


Since May 1999, the Fund and the Nuffield Trust have sponsored a series of annual symposia that have brought together senior government officials, leading researchers, and practitioners from the United States and the United Kingdom for an exchange on quality improvement policies and strategies. The meetings have focused on such critical issues as patient safety, strategies to change provider and organizational behavior, the use of information technology, disparities in health care, and public reporting on provider performance. An agenda for joint U.S.-U.K. efforts to improve quality was developed and an historic agreement formalizing this collaboration on quality was signed by U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Tommy G. Thompson and U.K. Secretary of State for Health Alan Milburn at the Fund's October 2001 symposium. Building on the relationships and substantive collaboration under way, a fifth meeting will be held in July 2003 in Pennyhill Park, England, to examine a range of policy issues and options to improve quality, assess progress made by the collaboration, and recommend future directions for joint activities and research in this area. http://www.nuffieldtrust.org.uk

Grant Details

Grantee Organization:
The Nuffield Trust
Principal Investigator:
John Wyn Owen, CB
Award Amount:
Approval Date:
November 12, 2002

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