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Evaluating the Impact of Value-Based Purchasing

Figure 4. Cross-Sectional Design With Comparison Group (text descript

Figure 4. Cross-Sectional Design With Comparison Group (Text Description)

This design is similar to the cross-sectional design (Figure 2), but introduces a comparison group. In the diagram, the intervention (value-based purchasing activity) is followed by Observation 1 (measurement of outcome of intervention group) and Observation 2 (measurement of outcome for comparison group).

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Current as of May 2002
Internet Citation: Evaluating the Impact of Value-Based Purchasing: Figure 4. Cross-Sectional Design With Comparison Group (text descript. May 2002. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/professionals/quality-patient-safety/quality-resources/value/valuebased/fig4desc.html