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Mortality Trends during a Program That Publicly Reported Hospital Performance

Background. It is unclear whether publicly reporting hospitals' risk-adjusted mortality leads to improvements in outcomes. Objectives. To examine mortality trends during a period (1991-1997) when the Cleveland Health Quality Choice program was operational. Research Design. Time series. Subjects.... Full description

1st Person: Baker, David W.
Additional Persons: Einstadter, Doug verfasserin; Thomas, Charles L. verfasserin; Husak, Scott S. verfasserin; Gordon, Nahida H. verfasserin; Cebul, Randall D. verfasserin
Source: in Medical care : official journal of the Medical Care Section, American Public Health Association Vol. 40, No. 10 (2002), p. 879-890
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Type of Publication: Article
Language: English
Published: 2002
Keywords: research-article
Quality of health care
Quality indicators
Health care
Benchmarking
Mortality
Hospital mortality
Consumer participation
Hospitals
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