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By Wiley W. Souba; Mitchell P. Fink; Gregory J. Jurkovich; Larry R. Kaiser; William H. Pearce; John H. Pemberton; Nathaniel J. Soper

ISBN-10: 097483274X

ISBN-13: 9780974832746

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For outcome measures based on clinical data, the major problem is expense. For example, it costs more than $100,000 annually for a private-sector hospital to participate in NSQIP. For outcome measures based on administrative data, a major concern is the adequacy of risk adjustment. For outcome measures to have face validity with providers, high-quality risk adjustment may be essential. , hospitals or providers avoiding high-risk patients to optimize their performance measures). It is unclear, however, to what extent the scientific validity of outcome measures is threatened by imperfect risk adjustment with administrative data.

22 Moreover, hospital rankings based on unadjusted mortality and those based on adjusted mortality were equally useful in predicting subsequent hospital performance. 0 0 Best Middle Worst Unadjusted Mortality Ratings, New York State Hospital Best Middle Worst Risk-Adjusted Mortality Ratings, New York State Hospitals, 2001 Figure 2 Shown are mortality figures from CABG in New York State hospitals, based on data from the state’s clinical outcomes registry. (a) Depicted is the correlation between adjusted and unadjusted mortalities for all state hospitals in 2001.

94 In addition, the funding parties (including insurers) usually agreed to confidentiality in return for the benefit associated with voluntary physician involvement. Trauma care has also benefited from a systems approach. 95 Errors in the resuscitative and operative phases were more common, but errors in critical care had the greatest impact on preventable mortality. The perception of preventability increased in parallel with appreciation of the importance of the system. Another example is the Veterans Affairs National Surgical Quality Improvement Project (NSQIP),96 which consists of comparative, site-specific, and outcomes-based annual reports; periodic assessment of performance; self-assessment tools; structured site visits; and dissemination of best practices.

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