The report begins with a summary of the remarks made by the then Secretary of State for Health, Frank Dobson and the US Secretary of Health and Human Resources, Donna Shalala.
Selected papers commissioned by the Fund and the Trust follow. Part II presents an exchange on the policy context between Liam Donaldson, the Chief Medical Officer and John Eisenberg, the Director of the US Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.
In part III Bob Brook of RAND draws on 25 years of experience to discuss ways to define and measure quality of care.
The report concludes with a paper from Sheila Leatherman on the common themes and future pathways shared by the UK and the US.
Leatherman S, Dobson F, Shalala D, Brook R and Donaldson L (2000) Alcohol-specific activity in hospitals in England. Research report. Nuffield Trust.