The risks of risk adjustment.

@article{Iezzoni1997TheRO,
  title={The risks of risk adjustment.},
  author={Lisa I. Iezzoni},
  journal={JAMA},
  year={1997},
  volume={278 19},
  pages={1600-7}
}
CONTEXT Risk adjustment is essential before comparing patient outcomes across hospitals. Hospital report cards around the country use different risk adjustment methods. OBJECTIVES To examine the history and current practices of risk adjusting hospital death rates and consider the implications for using risk-adjusted mortality comparisons to assess quality. DATA SOURCES AND STUDY SELECTION This article examines severity measures used in states and regions to produce comparisons of risk… CONTINUE READING
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