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Is It Cost-effective to Kill Patients? An Expert-led Discussion on ISQua Knowledge, beginning January 30

The USAID Health Care Improvement Project, in partnership with the International Society for Quality in Health Care (ISQua), is pleased to announce a discussion forum on the cost-effectiveness of improving health services:

Is it cost-effective to kill patients?  An ISQua Knowledge Expert-led Discussion, January 30-February 12
Please join Dr. Edward Broughton, Research Director of the USAID Health Care Improvement Project, for a provocative discussion on the vital role of economic analysis as a tool for improving health care quality and patient safety.  Dr. Broughton argues that neglecting the economic costs of improvement interventions as well as not quantifying the real costs of poor quality care, both weaken the argument for quality improvement.  Determining the real value of improvement interventions is a critical step in persuading policymakers that improving health care is feasible, cost-effective, and sustainable. 
Dr. Broughton will pose his ideas and respond to participants’ questions during this two-week forum, January 30-February 12, 2012.
Watch Dr. Broughton’s introduction to the discussion.
Register on ISQua Knowledge to participate in the conversation.
ISQua Knowledge is the International Society for Quality in Health Care's portal for opportunities to network, collaborate, discuss, and learn about issues surrounding health care quality and safety.  The USAID Health Care Improvement Project is USAID’s global mechanism to improve health care delivery and health workforce performance and is managed by University Research Co., LLC.  For more information on USAID-supported strategies and approaches for improving health care, please visit