Fraser and Sniegoski Slide 3

AHRQ and the Science of Public Reporting

Text version of slide presentation from a National Advisory Council meeting.

Public Reporting: One Potential Strategy to Improve Quality

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  • Two Theories of Impact:
    • Consumer pathway:
      • Consumers use information to choose providers.
      • Market shares shift, providers respond.
    • Provider pathway:
      • Providers value their reputations and/or market shares so strive to improve scores.
    • More evidence on second pathway.
    • But science is nascent.
  • Transparency also an end in itself.
  • Growing comparative reporting by CMS [Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services], States, communities, others.
  • Role grows under the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

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Page last reviewed November 2012
Internet Citation: Fraser and Sniegoski Slide 3: AHRQ and the Science of Public Reporting. November 2012. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.