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Estimating a composite measure of hospital quality from the Hospital Compare database: differences when using a Bayesian hierarchical latent variable model versus denominator-based weights.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Medical Care
0025-7079
Publisher
Ovid Technologies (Wolters Kluwer) - Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Publication Date
Volume
46
Issue
8
Pages
778–785
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1097/MLR.0b013e31817893dc
PMID: 18665057
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Both conceptually and practically, hospital-specific DBWs are a reasonable approach for calculating a composite measure. However, this approach fails to take into account differences in the reliability of estimates from hospitals of different sizes, a big advantage of the Bayesian models.

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