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Adverse event rates as measures of hospital performance.

Hauck K, Zhao X, Jackson T. Adverse event rates as measures of hospital performance. Health Policy. 2012;104(2):146-154. doi:10.1016/j.healthpol.2011.06.010

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September 21, 2011
Hauck K, Zhao X, Jackson T. Health Policy (New York). 2012;104(2):146-154.

This study concluded that adverse event rates in themselves are a poor marker of hospital performance, largely because of challenges in risk adjusting for patient complexity. The authors argue that variations in adverse event rates should trigger further investigation to determine possible explanations.

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Hauck K, Zhao X, Jackson T. Adverse event rates as measures of hospital performance. Health Policy. 2012;104(2):146-154. doi:10.1016/j.healthpol.2011.06.010