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Updated on September 20, 2017

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Krumholz, H., and others.  (2017, Sept. 14).  Hospital-readmission risk - isolating hospital effects from patient effects.  New England Journal of Medicine.  377:1055-1064.  Retrieved from:

Schneider, E., and others.  (2017, July).  Mirror, Mirror 2017:  International Comparison Reflects Flaws and Opportunities for Better U.S. Health Care.  New York City:  Commonwealth Fund.  Retrieved from:

(2017, Jan.).  Engaging Health Care Volunteers to Pursue the Triple Aim.  Chicago:  American Hospital Association.  Retrieved from:

(2017).  Accurately Assigning Accountability for Patient Care:  NQF's Guide to Selecting an Attribution Model.  Washington:  National Quality Forum.  Retrieved from:

(2016, Aug. 29).  'Low-value' medicine adds to high-cost healthcare.  HealthLeaders Media News.  Retrieved from:

(2016, July 21).  Data Brief:  Evaluation of National Distributions of Overall Hospital Quality Star Ratings.  Washington:  Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.  Retrieved from:

Ferguson, D.  (2016, Apr. 26).  High-volume hospitals don't necessarily produce better surgical outcomes after all.  FierceHealthcare.  Retrieved from:

Sayer, MD, C.  (2016, Apr. 26).  "Time Spent at Home" - A Patient-Defined Outcome.  United Kingdom:  Camden Clinical Commissioning Group.  Retrieved from:

Ready, T.  (2016, Apr. 21).  Does measuring quality really ensure patient safety?  HealthLeaders Media.  Retrieved from:

Jha, A., and Pronovost, P.  (2016, Apr. 14).  Toward a safer health care system.  Journal of the American Medical Association.  Retrieved from:

Natafgi, N., Baloh, J., Weigel, P., and others.  (2016, Feb. 16).  Surgical patient safety outcomes in critical access hospitals:  How do they compare?  Journal of Rural Health.  Retrieved from:;jsessionid=5903A51B5C40C9AAED93B011D3DDE342.f03t03

(2016, Feb. 16).  Collabborative Group Outlines Multi-Payer Quality Measures.  Salt Lake City, UT:  Western Governor's University.  Retrieved from:

Burstin, H., Leatherman, S., and Goldmann, D.  (2016, Feb.).  The evolution of healthcare quality measurement in the United States.  Journal of Internal Medicine.  279(2):154-159.  Retrieved from:

Trzeciak, S., Gaughan, J., and others.  (2016).  Association between Medicare summary star ratings for patient experience and clinical outcomes in US hopsitals.  Journal of Patient Experience.  Retrieved from:

(2016).  Major Differences in Improvement in Treating Sepsis for Distinguished Hospital Recipients.  Denver, CO:  Healthgrades.  Retrieved from:

(2016).  Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence™ Recipients 2016.  Denver, CO:  Healthgrades.  Retrieved from:

(2016).  Care and Payment Models to Achieve the Triple Aim.  Chicago:  American Hospital Association.  Retrieved from:

(2016).  Triple Aim Strategies to Improve Behavioral Health Care.  Chicago:  American Hospital Association, 2016.  Retrieved from:


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