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California health regulators should begin collecting physician identifiers as part of their routine data collection efforts about the services provided at the state's hospitals. Such a move would help providers improve quality by aiding efforts to benchmark performance and reduce variations in the delivery of care.
The study reports on the evidence and potential for use of 'emergency readmissions within 28 days of discharge from hospital' as an indicator within the NHS Outcomes Framework, drawing on a rapid review of systematic reviews.
To learn how hospital labor and delivery units can achieve effective and sustainable teamwork practices and how much such practices affect staff experiences and patient outcomes, RAND researchers studied five units as they implemented improvements.
Assesses the effect of air pollution on medical spending: The authors determined how much failing to meet air quality standards cost various purchasers of hospital care in California over 2005-2007.
This document explores how hospital pay for performance (P4P) programs would affect health system performance along nine dimensions.
Assesses the health care needs of the residents of Prince George's County, Maryland, and the capacity of the county's health care system to meet those needs.
The health status of residents of China and India lags behind relative to other populations. This paper compares the Chinese and Indian health systems to determine what approaches to improving health in these two countries do and do not work.
This book is designed to help practitioners and researchers understand the factors and processes that enable healthcare organizations to achieve high-quality services for their users.