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World Trade Center Health Program: Quality Assurance Program Should Include Monitoring of Access to Health Services

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National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health The Director of NIOSH should update the WTCHP Quality Assurance Plan's strategic priorities to include ensuring timely access to the five types of WTCHP health services and update program activities to align with this priority. (Recommendation 1)
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National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health The Director of NIOSH should establish quality assurance metrics related to the timeliness with which members can access WTCHP health services provided through the Nationwide Provider Network, and as appropriate the Clinical Centers of Excellence. Such metrics should account for the five types of WTCHP health services and include wait time standards and benchmarks. (Recommendation 2)
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National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health The Director of NIOSH should ensure that the WTCHP Quality Assurance Committee review data on the timeliness with which members can access WTCHP health services provided through the Nationwide Provider Network, and as appropriate the Clinical Centers of Excellence, on at least an annual basis to identify and take steps to address any needed improvements. At a minimum, this should include reviewing the data on the quality assurance metrics related to access to care for the five types of WTCHP health services after they are established. (Recommendation 3)
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