[Introduction to risk adjustment methods in comparative evaluation of outcomes].

@article{Arc2006IntroductionTR,
  title={[Introduction to risk adjustment methods in comparative evaluation of outcomes].},
  author={Massimo Arc{\`a} and Danilo Fusco and Anna Patrizia Barone and Carlo Alberto Perucci},
  journal={Epidemiologia e prevenzione},
  year={2006},
  volume={30 4-5 Suppl},
  pages={5-47}
}
The increasing demand for comparative evaluation of outcomes requires the development and diffusion of epidemiologic research, the ability to correctly conduct analyses and to interpret results. When healthcare outcomes are used for comparing quality of care across providers, failure to use methods of risk adjustment to account for any variation in patient populations can lead to misinterpretation of the findings. The purpose of this paper is to provide a detailed but easy-reading review of… CONTINUE READING