What is the impact of a clinically related readmission measure on the assessment of hospital performance?

@inproceedings{Khouri2017WhatIT,
  title={What is the impact of a clinically related readmission measure on the assessment of hospital performance?},
  author={Roger Karl Khouri and Hechuan Hou and Apoorv Dhir and Juan J. Andino and James M. Dupree and David C Miller and Chandy S Ellimoottil},
  booktitle={BMC health services research},
  year={2017}
}
BACKGROUND The Hospital Readmission Reduction Program (HRRP) penalizes hospitals for high all-cause unplanned readmission rates. Many have expressed concern that hospitals serving patient populations with more comorbidities, lower incomes, and worse self-reported health status may be disproportionately penalized by readmissions that are not clinically… CONTINUE READING