Discriminating Quality of Hospital Care in the United States

@article{Normand2008DiscriminatingQO,
  title={Discriminating Quality of Hospital Care in the United States},
  author={Sharon-Lise T. Normand and R. Wolf and Barbara J Mcneil},
  journal={Medical Decision Making},
  year={2008},
  volume={28},
  pages={308 - 322}
}
Background and objective. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) report quality of care for patients hospitalized with acute myocardial infarction (AMI), congestive heart failure (CHF), and community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) with the intention of rewarding superior performing hospitals. The aim of the study was to compare identification of superior hospitals for providing financial rewards using 2 different scoring systems: a latent score that weights individual clinical… CONTINUE READING

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