A study published in JAMA Surgery on the effectiveness of nonpublic report cards for reducing trauma mortality found that nonpublic reporting of hospital risk-adjusted mortality rates does not lead to improved trauma mortality outcomes. An Institute of Medicine report on patient safety that cited medical errors as the 8th leading cause of death fueled demand to use quality measurement as a catalyst for improving health care quality. The objective of this study was to determine whether providing hospitals with benchmarking information on their risk-adjusted trauma mortality outcomes will decrease mortality in trauma patients.
Study finds nonpublic reporting of hospital risk-adjusted mortality rates does not lead to improved trauma mortality outcomes
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