Public release of performance data and quality improvement: internal responses to external data by US health care providers.

@article{Davies2001PublicRO,
  title={Public release of performance data and quality improvement: internal responses to external data by US health care providers.},
  author={Huw T. O. Davies},
  journal={Quality in health care : QHC},
  year={2001},
  volume={10 2},
  pages={
          104-10
        }
}
Health policy in many countries emphasises the public release of comparative data on clinical performance as one way of improving the quality of health care. Evidence to date is that it is health care providers (hospitals and the staff within them) that are most likely to respond to such data, yet little is known about how health care providers view and use these data. Case studies of six US hospitals were studied (two academic medical centres, two private not-for-profit medical centres, a… CONTINUE READING

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