Public Reporting of Surgical Outcomes: Surgeons, Hospitals, or Both?

@article{Jha2017PublicRO,
  title={Public Reporting of Surgical Outcomes: Surgeons, Hospitals, or Both?},
  author={Ashish Kumar Jha},
  journal={JAMA},
  year={2017},
  volume={318 15},
  pages={1429-1430}
}
N e a r l y 3 d e c a d e s a g o, D a v i d Axelrod, MD, then commissioner of the New York State Department of Health (DOH), became concerned by the nearly 5-fold variation in cardiac surgery mortality rates across New York hospitals. Out of this concern, the DOH released the first public reports of surgical outcomes to the New York Times, labeling the performance of hospitals on cardiac surgical mortality rates across the state. After learning that individual surgeon mortality rates were also… CONTINUE READING