Public reporting of outcomes

Implications of hospital and physician comparison sites

Amy Lightner

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Abstract

Several events have cascaded into the current climate of quality initiatives to improve the quality and safety of medical care. This has resulted in an explosion of public reporting of hospital and physician outcomes. While the intent is to provide useful and accurate information, there are several limitations to making direct comparisons across hospitals and physicians that care for a variety of patients in varying systemic environments. It is important to understand the limitations of public reporting before the widespread adoption of their use for reimbursement and referral patterns.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)99-101
Number of pages3
JournalSeminars in Colon and Rectal Surgery
Volume27
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 2016

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Public reporting of outcomes : Implications of hospital and physician comparison sites. / Lightner, Amy.

In: Seminars in Colon and Rectal Surgery, Vol. 27, No. 2, 01.06.2016, p. 99-101.

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