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Mr. R. Adams Dudley

R. Adams Dudley is professor of medicine and health policy at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and associate director for research at the Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies at UCSF. His major research interests include developing measures of quality of care and resource utilization and assessing the impact of value-based purchasing by employers and health plans. He has served as a consultant to the Institute of Medicine, the Joint Commission, the World Health Organization, General Motors, the Leapfrog Group and other large employers, and many medical societies. Mr.Dudley leads several ongoing projects to measure and reward higher quality of care, including randomized trials of pay-for-performance incentives and programs to assess the appropriateness of high cost procedures. In addition, the California Hospital Assessment and Reporting Task Force (CHART), which he founded and leads, has convened representatives of consumers, purchasers, health plans, and hospitals in California to establish a consensus, universal, robust hospital performance reporting system. The award-winning CHART web site Ce lien s'ouvrira dans une nouvelle fenêtre., was designated in 2009 as the best hospital public reporting program in the country by the Center for Studying Health Change. He also authored the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality's recent Decision Guide on Pay-for-Performance and its Decision Guide on Consumer Incentives. He has been elected to the American Society for Clinical Investigation and, in 2005, received the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Investigator Award in Health Policy Research.