DR. SHANTANU AGRAWAL
CEO, National Quality Forum
One issue that has been underdeveloped is social violence and how that relates to health equity. We need to be thinking about gun violence and domestic violence as a health issue and we have to bring the same tools to bear to address it as we would any health challenge.
I get concerned that the whole violence discussion will get swept under the rug.
We really do need to put together a better strategy for addressing safety and quality improvement in the ambulatory environment. I think that is an area where the federal government and other organizations need to take some bigger steps, to get it to be a bigger part of their oversight as well as embedded more deeply in alternative payment models.