Public Reporting on Quality in the United States and the United Kingdom

MN Marshall, PG Shekelle, Huw Talfryn Oakley Davies, PC Smith

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    Abstract

    The public reporting of comparative information about health care quality is becoming an accepted way of improving accountability and quality. Quality report cards have been prominent in the United States for more than a decade and are a central feature of British health system reform. In this paper we examine the common challenges and differences in implementation of the policy in the two countries. We use this information to explore some key questions relating to the content, target audience, and use of published information. We end by making specific recommendations for maximizing the effectiveness of public reporting.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)134-148
    Number of pages15
    JournalHealth Affairs
    Volume22
    Issue number3
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - May 2003

    Keywords

    • NEW-YORK-STATE
    • CARDIAC-SURGERY
    • HEALTH-CARE
    • PERFORMANCE REPORTS
    • CONSUMER REPORTS
    • GENERAL-PRACTICE
    • BYPASS-SURGERY
    • OUTCOMES DATA
    • INFORMATION
    • RELEASE

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