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Book/Report

Framework for Effective Board Governance of Health System Quality.

Daley Ullem E; Gandhi TK; Mate K; Whittington J; Renton M; Huebner J; IHI Lucian Leape Institute; LLI; Institute for Healthcare Improvement; IHI.

The role of hospital boards in influencing and financing efforts to improve safety is of recognized importance. However, leaders must have the skills and mindset needed to understand and perform quality governance responsibilities. This report provides a framework drawn from the Institute of Medicine six elements of quality to clarify responsibilities of trustees and health system leaders with regard to quality oversight.