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Research Studies is a monthly compilation of research articles funded by AHRQ or authored by AHRQ researchers and recently published in journals or newsletters.
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Cefalu MS, Elliott MN, Setodji CM
Hospital quality indicators are not unidimensional: a reanalysis of Lieberthal and Comer.
The objective of this study was to evaluate the dimensionality of hospital quality indicators treated as unidimensional in a prior publication. The investigators found that there were four underlying dimensions of hospital quality: patient experience, mortality, and two clinical process dimensions. They concluded that hospital quality should be measured using a variety of indicators reflecting different dimensions of quality.
AHRQ-funded; HS016980; HS016978.
Citation: Cefalu MS, Elliott MN, Setodji CM . Hospital quality indicators are not unidimensional: a reanalysis of Lieberthal and Comer. Health Serv Res 2019 Apr;54(2):502-08. doi: 10.1111/1475-6773.13056..
Keywords: Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS), Hospitals, Patient Experience, Provider Performance, Quality of Care, Quality Indicators (QIs), Quality Measures, Value
Schlesinger M, Grob R, Shaller D
Using patient-reported information to improve clinical practice.
The purposes of this study were to assess what is known about the relationship between patient experience measures and incentives designed to improve care, and to identify how public policy and medical practices can promote patient-valued outcomes in health systems with strong financial incentives. It concluded that unless public policies are attentive to patients' perspectives, stronger financial incentives for clinicians can threaten aspects of care that patients most value.
Citation: Schlesinger M, Grob R, Shaller D . Using patient-reported information to improve clinical practice. Health Serv Res 2015 Dec;50 Suppl 2:2116-54. doi: 10.1111/1475-6773.12420.
Keywords: Quality Improvement, Quality of Care, Patient Experience, Provider Performance, Policy, Value, Payment, Public Reporting
Ryan AM, Burgess JF, Pesko MF
The early effects of Medicare's mandatory hospital pay-for-performance program.
This study evaluated the impact of hospital value-based purchasing (HVBP) on clinical quality and patient experience during its initial implementation period. It found that hospitals that were exposed to HVBP did not show greater improvement for either the clinical process or patient experience measures during the program’s initial implementation period.
Citation: Ryan AM, Burgess JF, Pesko MF . The early effects of Medicare's mandatory hospital pay-for-performance program. Health Serv Res. 2015 Feb;50(1):81-97. doi: 10.1111/1475-6773.12206..
Keywords: Medicare, Provider Performance, Payment, Hospitals, Value, Quality Improvement, Quality of Care, Patient Experience