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Indian Health Service Hospitals: Longstanding Challenges Warrant Focused Attention to Support Quality Care

Study completed in response to concerns over inadequate quality of care being provided in Indian Health Service (IHS) hospitals. Included in the report are findings from a series of leadership and staff interviews, questionnaires, and document reviews. Recommendations for improving quality of care are made to IHS and the Office of the Secretary of Health and Human Services. Additional recommendations for improving quality through oversight measures can be found in the companion report: Indian Health Service Hospitals: More Monitoring Needed to Ensure Quality Care Addresses healthcare access difficulties, health workforce challenges, and more.
Office of Inspector General (HHS)
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Access · American Indian or Alaska Native · Healthcare quality · Hospitals · Policy · Recruitment and retention of health professionals