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A systematic review of health care efficiency measures.

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Type
Published Article
Journal
Health services research
Publication Date
Volume
44
Issue
3
Pages
784–805
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1111/j.1475-6773.2008.00942.x
PMID: 19187184
Source
Medline

Abstract

Efficiency measures have been subjected to few rigorous evaluations of reliability and validity, and methods of accounting for quality of care in efficiency measurement are not well developed at this time. Use of these measures without greater understanding of these issues is likely to engender resistance from providers and could lead to unintended consequences.

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