Table 1.

Four Foundational Principles for Quality Management in Primary Care

Principle 1 (Cornerstone): The singular objective of quality management in primary care is to improve the health of patients and populations.A Bridge Across the ChasmPrinciple 3: Measurements are tools for quality, not outcomes of quality.
Principle 2: The Quadruple Aim is a dynamic whole, not a sum of its parts.Principle 4: Quality outcomes in primary care depend on therapeutic relationships.