Date of Award

January 2012

Document Type

Open Access Thesis

Degree Name

Medical Doctor (MD)

Department

Medicine

First Advisor

Joseph Ross

Subject Area(s)

Medicine

Abstract

The prevalence of state public reporting initiatives, and overlap with federal efforts, is not known. We systematically reviewed state-sponsored publicly reporting programs focused on clinical aspects of hospital quality and performance for adults, surveying the 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia. We found that while identifying information about programs was frequently a challenge, twenty-five states had programs that reported about hospital quality. Information varied considerably from state to state, by health condition, and by process and outcome measures reported. We examine the implications of these findings for future state initiatives

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