Impact of Unaccounted Risk Factors on the Interpretation of Surgical Outcomes.

Abstract

BACKGROUND Systems that report hospital-based risk-adjusted surgical outcomes are potentially sensitive to the underlying methods used for risk adjustment. If a body of operations has a true level of risk that is higher than the estimated risk, then these operations might generate bias in the output of these reports. The objective of this study was to… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.jamcollsurg.2015.06.015

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