Reducing the Administrative Burden of Health Care Quality Reporting

December 2008

How great are the financial and administrative burdens of quality measurement and reporting on hospitals? Paul Ginsburg, Ph.D., and colleagues examined hospitals’ quality reporting activities, the strategies hospitals use to manage the demands associated with reporting activities, and the role of external stakeholders in streamlining quality reporting demands. They found that while quality performance measurement and reporting have the potential to improve the quality of health care and reduce costs, these activities can pose a significant administrative and financial burden on participating hospitals. Learn more in the HCFO Findings Brief.