100 Apples Divided by 15 Red Herrings: A Cautionary Tale from the Mid-19th Century on Comparing Hospital Mortality Rates

@article{Iezzoni1996100AD,
  title={100 Apples Divided by 15 Red Herrings: A Cautionary Tale from the Mid-19th Century on Comparing Hospital Mortality Rates},
  author={Lisa I. Iezzoni},
  journal={Annals of Internal Medicine},
  year={1996},
  volume={124},
  pages={1079-1085}
}
  • L. Iezzoni
  • Published 15 June 1996
  • Medicine
  • Annals of Internal Medicine
Concerns about quality are increasingly surfacing as the U.S. health care system undergoes radical change. Although quality measures remain limited, many health care marketplace competitors, especially for-profit insurance plans, are leading the development of new approaches. Quality is central to the marketing of some providers and plans, which claim that improved quality decreases costs. A worrisome byproduct of this commercial emphasis is the trend toward proprietary quality measures… 
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