AHA News writes: The Hospital Value-Based Purchasing Program did not result in meaningful improvements in clinical process or patient experience measures during its first four years, because performance improved similarly for hospitals not exposed to the program, according to a study reported last week in the New England Journal of Medicine. The program was associated with reduced mortality among patients admitted for pneumonia, but not among patients admitted for heart attack or heart failure.
- Changes in Hospital Quality Associated with Hospital Value-Based Purchasing. The New England Journal of Medicine. June 15, 2017
- AHA News: http://news.aha.org/article/170619-study-hospitals-in-vbp-program-did-not-improve-more-than-other-hospitals.