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Relationship between Medicare's hospital compare performance measures and mortality rates.

Authors
  • Werner, Rachel M
  • Bradlow, Eric T
Type
Published Article
Journal
JAMA
Publisher
American Medical Association
Publication Date
Dec 13, 2006
Volume
296
Issue
22
Pages
2694–2702
Identifiers
PMID: 17164455
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Hospital performance measures predict small differences in hospital risk-adjusted mortality rates. Efforts should be made to develop performance measures that are tightly linked to patient outcomes.

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