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More Research on Effective Care Needed If Health Reform Passes
By Janice Simmons

If Congress passes one of the many healthcare proposals pending on Capitol Hill, public and private organizations will have to conduct more research to back it up, according to speakers at the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality’s (AHRQ) session Monday on forging a path to achieving high-quality, affordable care. Numerous examples exist of ineffective care, said Karen Davis, PhD, president of The Commonwealth Fund. To move away from poor or ineffective care, it’s important to think about how to reward results for improving that care.