Defining Potentially Preventable Adverse Outcomes in Medicare Elective Lung Resections.

OBJECTIVE The aims of the study were to develop risk-adjusted models and apply them for comparisons of hospital performance to define potentially preventable adverse outcomes (OAs) in Medicare lung resection surgery. METHODS The Medicare Limited Data Set for 2010-2012 was used to design predictive risk models for the four OAs of inpatient deaths… CONTINUE READING