Measuring outcomes of hospital care using multiple risk-adjusted indexes.

@article{Desharnais1991MeasuringOO,
  title={Measuring outcomes of hospital care using multiple risk-adjusted indexes.},
  author={S I Desharnais and Laurence F McMahon and Romuald Wr{\'o}blewski},
  journal={Health services research},
  year={1991},
  volume={26 4},
  pages={425-45}
}
Using existing data sources, we developed three risk-adjusted measures of hospital quality: the risk-adjusted mortality index (RAMI), the risk-adjusted readmissions index (RARI), and the risk-adjusted complication index (RACI). We describe the construction and validation of each of these indexes. After these measures were developed, we tested the relationships among the three indexes using a sample of 300 hospitals. Actual numbers of adverse events were observed for each hospital and compared… CONTINUE READING

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