Comparing hospital mortality in adult patients with pneumonia. A case study of statistical methods in a managed care program.

@article{Localio1995ComparingHM,
  title={Comparing hospital mortality in adult patients with pneumonia. A case study of statistical methods in a managed care program.},
  author={A. Russell Localio and Bruce H. Hamory and Terra J Sharp and Stephanie L. Weaver and Thomas R Tenhave and J Richard Landis},
  journal={Annals of internal medicine},
  year={1995},
  volume={122 2},
  pages={
          125-32
        }
}
Comparing hospitals by their outcomes has become a popular method of drawing inferences about their relative quality. Outcome studies are now done regularly by employer- and insurer-sponsored managed care programs [1] and by federal [2] and state agencies [3-5]. Mortality, a well-defined outcome, has received the most study, and the public availability of raw mortality data has led to their frequent use as a measure of quality of care. Differences in mortality are known to be attributable to… CONTINUE READING
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