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Rebuttal From Dr MeterskyRebuttal From Dr Metersky

Mark L. Metersky, MD, FCCP
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From the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, University of Connecticut School of Medicine.

Correspondence to: Mark L. Metersky, MD, FCCP, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, University of Connecticut Health Center, 263 Farmington Ave, Farmington, CT 06030-1321; e-mail: Metersky@nso.uchc.edu


Financial/nonfinancial disclosures: The author has reported to CHEST the following conflicts of interest: Dr Metersky has served as a consultant to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and to Qualidigm (Connecticut’s Medicare Quality Improvement Organization) on various quality improvement and patient safety initiatives. He is a member of the Executive Committee of the Physician Consortium for Performance Improvement. His employer has received remuneration for some of these activities.

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© 2011 American College of Chest Physicians


Chest. 2011;140(5):1120-1121. doi:10.1378/chest.11-2075
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Drs Kullgren and Werner and I appear to agree more than we disagree. We all describe limitations of the current generation of quality reporting systems and have noted some of the ways in which these systems can be made more user friendly and more relevant to patients. Our major area of disagreement appears to be our level of optimism that those entities reporting health-care quality data can overcome these hurdles and achieve the impact that some for-profit quality reporting companies have already achieved.

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