AAOS to host inaugural Orthopaedic Quality Institute

By Simit Pandya

Focus will be on healthcare quality and payment issues

Critics claim that the U.S. healthcare system delivers high cost, yet ineffective, services. They point to studies that show that Americans receive recommended care only about half of the time. As a result, both federal and state governments have launched initiatives aimed at reducing healthcare costs and bolstering healthcare quality. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 is perhaps the most far-reaching of these reform initiatives.

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