Improving Health Care Worldwide

Crossing the Global Quality Chasm: Improving Health Care Worldwide is a new publication from the National Academies Press. Its focus is on one particular shortfall in health care affecting global populations: defects in the quality of care. This study reviews the available evidence on the quality of care worldwide and makes recommendations to improve health care quality globally while expanding access to preventive and therapeutic services, with a focus in low-resource areas.

The report can be obtained at