New England Journal of Medicine
August 6, 2020 Vol. 383 No. 6
A Half-Century of Progress in Health: The National Academy of Medicine at 50: The NAM and the Quality of Health Care — Inflecting a Field
Donald M. Berwick, M.D., and Christine K. Cassel, M.D.
In 1999 and 2001, the Institute of Medicine published two landmark documents on health care quality and serious quality problems. Two decades later, focal progress in quality improvement is undeniable, but wholesale, systemic improvement has been hard to bring to scale.