Systematic Review: The Evidence That Publishing Patient Care Performance Data Improves Quality of Care

@article{Fung2008SystematicRT,
  title={Systematic Review: The Evidence That Publishing Patient Care Performance Data Improves Quality of Care},
  author={Constance H. Fung and Yee Wei Lim and Soeren Mattke and Cheryl L. Damberg and Paul Shekelle},
  journal={Annals of Internal Medicine},
  year={2008},
  volume={148},
  pages={111-123}
}
Although recent reports on the quality of U.S. health care document improvement in many clinical areas (1, 2) quality deficits remain (35). Studies suggest that the U.S. health care system often fails to deliver effective (3), safe (69), and patient-centered care (10, 11)3 areas that the Institute of Medicine has identified as important for a well-functioning health care system (12). Lack of a transparent, explicit, systematic, data-driven performance measurement and feedback mechanism for… 
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