Use of Performance Data to Change Physician Behavior
Published in: JAMA, The Journal of the American Medical Association, v. 284, no. 9, Sep. 6, 2000, p. 1079
Posted on RAND.org on December 31, 1999
Letter to the Editor commenting on an article that assessed the impact of performance data on clinical behavior and outcomes. Physicians skepticism regarding performance data arises from concerns related to intent, accuracy, physician attribution, and relevance. As a result, the first reaction on the part of many clinicians is to challenge the accuracy of performance data.