Identifying complications and low provider adherence to normative practices using administrative data.

@article{Kuykendall1995IdentifyingCA,
  title={Identifying complications and low provider adherence to normative practices using administrative data.},
  author={David H. Kuykendall and Carol M. Ashton and Michael D. Johnson and Jane M. Geraci},
  journal={Health services research},
  year={1995},
  volume={30 4},
  pages={531-54}
}
OBJECTIVE This study investigated whether unexpected length of stay (LOS) could be used as an indicator to identify hospital patients who experienced complications or whose care exhibited low adherence to normative practices. DATA SOURCES AND STUDY SETTING We analyzed 1,477 cases admitted for one of three medical conditions. All cases were discharged from… CONTINUE READING