Adverse event rates as measures of hospital performance
AbstractAdverse event or complication rates are increasingly advocated as measures of hospital quality and performance. Objective of this study is to analyse patient-complexity adjusted adverse events rates to compare the performance of hospitals in Victoria, Australia. We use a unique hospital dataset that routinely records adverse events which arise during the admission. We identify hospitals with below or above average performance in comparison to their peers, and show for which types of hospitals risk adjusting makes biggest difference.
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Bibliographic InfoArticle provided by Elsevier in its journal Health Policy.
Volume (Year): 104 (2012)
Issue (Month): 2 ()
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Adverse events; Medical errors; Complications; Hospital quality; Patient complexity;
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