Public Disclosure of Performance Data

Learning from the US Experience

Published in: Quality and Safety in Health Care, v. 9, 2000, p. 53-57

Posted on RAND.org on December 31, 1999

by Martin Marshall, Paul G. Shekelle, Sheila Leatherman, Robert H. Brook

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This article describes the U.S. experience of public disclosure and the limited empirical evidence of its influence on the clinical and managerial practices of professionals and organizations, as well as the impact on quality of care for health service users. Drawing on the experience, recommendations are made to contribute to the growing debate in other countries, particularly the U.K., about the potential advantages and problems associated with public disclosure.

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