In this commentary the authors offer explanation for some differences between health care and public health quality improvement. The authors also provide a model that may help guide health departments as they navigate implementation of quality improvement in the complex public health systems in which they practice.
Center for Medicine and Public Health, Florida State University College of Medicine, Tallahassee (Dr Beitsch); Public Health Foundation, Washington, District of Colombia (Dr Moran and Ms Duffy); and University of Minnesota School of Public Health, Minneapolis (Dr Moran).
Correspondence: Leslie M. Beitsch, MD, JD, 1115 W Call St, Tallahassee, FL 32306 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Disclosure: The authors declare no conflicts of interest.