"Evidence based care" "Pay for Performance" We must hear these terms many times a day now. What do they mean? Are they the methods of the future for improving care for our patients?
Kathryn MacDavitt, DNSc, RN, NEA-BC Assistant Vice President, Clinical Outcomes and Analysis Kennedy Health System, Voorhees, NJ.
Mary Anne Gallagher is the Director Patient Care Services, Quality, Standards, and Practice, Continuum Health Partners, Beth Israel Medical Center, New York, NY.
The author declares no conflict of interest.
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