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Kanouse DE, Schlesinger M, Shaller D
How patient comments affect consumers' use of physician performance measures.
In order to evaluate the relationship between patient characteristics and the frequency and duration of incident steroid use, the researchers applied a 2-part hurdle model to Medicare data. Their study identified differences in predictors of frequency and duration of medication use and suggests the utility of two-part models to examine drug utilization patterns.
AHRQ-funded; HS016978; HS016980.
Citation: Kanouse DE, Schlesinger M, Shaller D . How patient comments affect consumers' use of physician performance measures. Med Care 2016 Jan;54(1):24-31. doi: 10.1097/mlr.0000000000000443..
Keywords: Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS), Quality of Care, Patient and Family Engagement, Patient Experience, Clinician-Patient Communication