Summarizing the status of the U.S. health care system

AHRQ Director Robert Otto Valdez discusses the state of the U.S. health care system.

Medical Economics recently sat down with Robert Otto Valdez, PhD, MHSA, director of the federal Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The agency falls under the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Its mission “is to produce evidence to make healthcare safer, higher quality, more accessible, equitable, and affordable, and to work within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and with other partners to make sure that the evidence is understood and used.”

In this video segment, Valdez explains the factors that led him to describe efforts “to improve our tattered health care system,” as recorded in a recent blog entry.