AHA suggests priorities for national health care quality strategy

The American Hospital Association (AHA) suggested to the Department of Health and Human Services that the national health care quality strategy should focus on reducing obesity and diabetes, enhancing patient safety, and giving patients and families a greater voice in decisions about end-of-life care.

The letter from the AHA said priorities should focus on issues that address the aims of better health, better care and improving affordability, and evidence-based practices that will lead to improvements.

(Source: AHA News Now, http://ahanews.com, October 15, 2010)