Public Reporting of Performance

Lessons from the USA

Published in: Journal of Health Services Research and Policy, v. 5, no. 1, Editorial, Jan. 2000, p. 1-2

Posted on RAND.org on January 01, 2000

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

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The U.S. experience of public disclosure of information about the performance ot health care providers and health plans is an example of a health policy initiative that has lessons for other countries. Public disclosure should be seen as an evolutionary process and health professionals and their representative bodies should play a part in the process.

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