Does Publicizing Hospital Performance Stimulate Quality Improvement Efforts?

Health Affairs--March/April 2003
Vol. 22, No. 2
March/April 2003
Hibbard, J., Stockard, J., and M. Tusler
pp. 84-94

Health Affairs--March/April 2003 

This study evaluates the impact on quality improvement of reporting hospital performance publicly versus privately back to the hospital. Making performance information public appears to stimulate quality improvement activities in areas where performance is reported to be low. The findings from this Wisconsin-based study indicate that there is added value to making this information public.

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