Richard Burford

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Pay for performance cannot consist of a one-size-fits-all approach. Variation in quality and cost of care is best measured using a single "value" (quality/cost) score that is decomposed into component cost and quality for every health care encounter type. Economic incentives must be enough to focus the provider's attention on each score part. Tools exist(More)
Professional Standards Review Organization (PSRO) operating guidelines recommend the use of Professional Activity Study (PAS) length of stay norms for conducting concurrent review. These norms, determined by aggregating discharge abstracts from PAS hospitals in the same United States census region, are assigned to patients based only on information known at(More)
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