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Where Do We Go From Here?
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... Many workshop participants noted that volume may be the best available proxy indicator of quality for certain conditions, but efforts should be made to accompany volume information with other quality indicators and with explanatory information. Furthermore, several participants suggested that when research confirms a volume-outcome link, this information should be disclosed to the public to support health care decision-making.
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... . Include more reliable identifiers of physicians in federal and state administrative dataWorkshop participants cited several potential sources of research support including AHRQ, health care purchasers, health plans, and provider groups, and suggested that public-private research partnerships might greatly facilitate meaningful research efforts.

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