Public reporting of cardiac surgery performance: Part 2--implementation.

@article{Shahian2011PublicRO,
  title={Public reporting of cardiac surgery performance: Part 2--implementation.},
  author={David M Shahian and Fred Huntley Edwards and Jp. Jacobs and Richard L. Prager and Sharon-Lise T. Normand and Cynthia M. Shewan and S. M. O'Brien and Eric D. Peterson and Frederick L. Grover},
  journal={The Annals of thoracic surgery},
  year={2011},
  volume={92 3 Suppl},
  pages={
          S12-23
        }
}
Appropriate implementation is essential to create a credible public reporting system. Ideally, data should be obtained from an audited clinical data registry, and structure, process, or outcomes metrics may be reported. Composite measures are increasingly used, as are measures of appropriateness, patient satisfaction, functional status, and health-related quality of life. Classification of provider performance should use statistical criteria appropriate to the policy objectives and to the… CONTINUE READING
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