[Precautions and limitations when using intrahospital mortality as indicator of quality of care].

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INTRODUCTION Inhospital mortality has been used as an outcome quality indicator in the USA and in England to compare and benchmark hospital performance. It is now also possible to measure this outcome indicator in Switzerland, but it is important to highlight limitations and precautions to its use. METHODS We collected administrative data from acute care… (More)

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@article{Luthi2004PrecautionsAL, title={[Precautions and limitations when using intrahospital mortality as indicator of quality of care].}, author={J. C. Luthi and Nicolas Troillet and Bernard Burnand}, journal={Revue medicale de la Suisse romande}, year={2004}, volume={124 11}, pages={697-700} }