Using multilevel modeling to assess case-mix adjusters in consumer experience surveys in health care.

@article{Damman2009UsingMM,
  title={Using multilevel modeling to assess case-mix adjusters in consumer experience surveys in health care.},
  author={Olga C. Damman and Janine H. Stubbe and Michelle Hendriks and Onyebuchi A. Arah and Peter M. M. Spreeuwenberg and Diana M J Delnoij and Peter P. Groenewegen},
  journal={Medical care},
  year={2009},
  volume={47 4},
  pages={496-503}
}
BACKGROUND Ratings on the quality of healthcare from the consumer's perspective need to be adjusted for consumer characteristics to ensure fair and accurate comparisons between healthcare providers or health plans. Although multilevel analysis is already considered an appropriate method for analyzing healthcare performance data, it has rarely been used to assess case-mix adjustment of such data. The purpose of this article is to investigate whether multilevel regression analysis is a useful… CONTINUE READING

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