“Cost is the number 1 threat to quality in the United States,” said Peggy O’Kane, founder and President of the National Committee for Quality Assurance. “It hurts the ability of doctors to do a good job. We have a lot of high deductibles that stand in the way of getting the kind of primary care and chronic disease management care that people need.”
Joining O’Kane at the NCQA Quality Talks event in Washington, DC, Maria Gomez, CEO and Founder of Mary’s Center, said that medical care contributes to 10 percent of patients’ overall health, genetics are at 30 percent, social and environmental determinants are 20 percent and some 40 percent depends on individuals’ behavior.
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