The Institute of Medicine committee studying geographic variation in health care spending and use has released four datasets the committee will use as it develops Medicare payment recommendations to promote high-value health care. The datasets include health care utilization measures, as well as total, standardized and risk-adjusted spending for certain major kinds of Medicare services at the state and Hospital Referral Region levels. They also include data on 30-day inpatient readmissions and emergency department visits; and certain quality measures from the Hospital Compare database and Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality’s Prevention Quality Indicators and Patient Safety Indicators.
IOM committee releases datasets on geographic variation
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