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Adverse event rates as measures of hospital performance

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  • Hauck, Katharina
  • Zhao, Xueyan
  • Jackson, Terri

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Adverse 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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  • Hauck, Katharina & Zhao, Xueyan & Jackson, Terri, 2012. "Adverse event rates as measures of hospital performance," Health Policy, Elsevier, vol. 104(2), pages 146-154.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:hepoli:v:104:y:2012:i:2:p:146-154
    DOI: 10.1016/j.healthpol.2011.06.010
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    1. Riga, Marina & Vozikis, Athanassios & Pollalis, Yannis & Souliotis, Kyriakos, 2015. "MERIS (Medical Error Reporting Information System) as an innovative patient safety intervention: A health policy perspective," Health Policy, Elsevier, vol. 119(4), pages 539-548.

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    Keywords

    Adverse events; Medical errors; Complications; Hospital quality; Patient complexity;

    JEL classification:

    • I11 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health - - - Analysis of Health Care Markets
    • D21 - Microeconomics - - Production and Organizations - - - Firm Behavior: Theory
    • C2 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Single Equation Models; Single Variables
    • H4 - Public Economics - - Publicly Provided Goods
    • L3 - Industrial Organization - - Nonprofit Organizations and Public Enterprise

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