Using risk-adjusted outcomes to assess clinical practice: an overview of issues pertaining to risk adjustment.

@article{Iezzoni1994UsingRO,
  title={Using risk-adjusted outcomes to assess clinical practice: an overview of issues pertaining to risk adjustment.},
  author={Lisa I. Iezzoni},
  journal={The Annals of thoracic surgery},
  year={1994},
  volume={58 6},
  pages={1822-6}
}
Increasingly, health care providers are being evaluated and held accountable for their patients' outcomes, ranging from the costs to service consumption to death. To be meaningful, the outcomes under scrutiny must be important to patients or to the health care system as a whole, relatively common, and linked temporally and causally to the care provided. In addition, outcomes findings should be adjusted for patient risk factors, with the goal of accounting for pertinent clinical characteristics… CONTINUE READING

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