Radiocast: How to Ensure High Quality Health
Debra: This is Healthcare 411: Information for better health. All too
often, people do not get the high-quality health care they deserve. Here to
offer tips for navigating the health care system is AHRQ Director Dr. Carolyn
Clancy. Dr. Clancy, what do you mean by high-quality health care?
Dr. Clancy: Health care quality is the right care, for the right person,
at the right time, every time. This applies to getting medicines, tests and
counseling that you need and also make sure that you get the services that give
you the best results. So high quality care means that you get all the proper
routine screenings you need.
Debra: What can I do, as a patient, to make sure that I’m getting quality
Dr. Clancy: First and foremost, ask questions until you’re satisfied that
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Healthcare 411 is produced by AHRQ, the Agency for Healthcare Research and
Quality, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. I’m Debra
James for Healthcare 411.