3210.0: Monday, November 13, 2000: 4:30 PM-6:00 PM

Avedis Donabedian Healthcare Quality Award Session

This annual session aims to revitalize and impart an appreciation of the work of 1999 APHA Sedgwick award honoree Avedis Donabedian and to recognize outstanding contributions in the field of quality assurance/improvement. This 2nd annual award will be presented for contributions in healthcare quality assurance and improvement will be presented to Dr. Donald Berwick, founder and CEO of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement
See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement.
Learning Objectives: Refer to the individual abstracts for learning objectives
Facilitator(s):Gordon Schiff, MD
4:30 PMThe effectiveness of quality assurance: revisiting and reassessing the relevance of two landmark Donabedian articles
Gordon D Schiff, MD
4:55 PMPresentation of Donabedian Award to Dr. Donald Berwick
Heather Palmer, MBBCh
5:05 PMFrom quality assurance to quality improvement to breakthrough change: taking the status quo off the table
Donald M. Berwick, MD, MPP
Sponsor:Medical Care

The 128th Annual Meeting of APHA