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Medicine and SocietyThe Quality Movement — Part 2Free Preview

Metric Myopia — Trading Away Our Clinical Judgment

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  • Lisa Rosenbaum, M.D.

Proliferating measures of health care quality may distract clinicians from what matters to individual patients and from larger public health problems. Has the quality-improvement movement gone astray by ignoring the complexity of both high-quality care and physicians’ motivations?

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Next time: “Peers, Professionalism, and Improvement — Reframing the Quality Question.”

This article was published on April 20, 2022, at

Author Affiliations

Dr. Rosenbaum is a national correspondent for the Journal.