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Updated on September 27, 2016

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(2016, Aug. 29).  'Low-value' medicine adds to high-cost healthcare.  HealthLeaders Media News.  Retrieved from:  http://www.healthleadersmedia.com/quality/low-value-medicine-adds-high-cost-healthcare

(2016, July 21).  Data Brief:  Evaluation of National Distributions of Overall Hospital Quality Star Ratings.  Washington:  Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.  Retrieved from:  https://www.cms.gov/Newsroom/MediaReleaseDatabase/Fact-sheets/2016-Fact-sheets-items/2016-07-21-2.html

Ferguson, D.  (2016, Apr. 26).  High-volume hospitals don't necessarily produce better surgical outcomes after all.  FierceHealthcare.  Retrieved from:  http://www.fiercehealthcare.com/story/high-volume-hospitals-arent-much-better-surgery-after-all/2016-04-26

Sayer, MD, C.  (2016, Apr. 26).  "Time Spent at Home" - A Patient-Defined Outcome.  United Kingdom:  Camden Clinical Commissioning Group.  Retrieved from:  http://catalyst.nejm.org/time-spent-at-home-a-patient-defined-outcome

Ready, T.  (2016, Apr. 21).  Does measuring quality really ensure patient safety?  HealthLeaders Media.  Retrieved from:  http://www.healthleadersmedia.com/quality/does-measuring-quality-really-ensure-patient-safety

Jha, A., and Pronovost, P.  (2016, Apr. 14).  Toward a safer health care system.  Journal of the American Medical Association.  Retrieved from:  http://jama.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=2514090

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:  http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jrh.12176/abstract;jsessionid=5903A51B5C40C9AAED93B011D3DDE342.f03t03

(2016, Feb. 16).  Collabborative Group Outlines Multi-Payer Quality Measures.  Salt Lake City, UT:  Western Governor's University.  Retrieved from:  http://www.accountablecarelc.org/sites/default/files/CMS%20and%20AHIP%20Announce%20New%20Quality%20Measures.pdf

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:  http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/joim.12471/full

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:  http://jpx.sagepub.com/content/3/1/2374373516636681.full.pdf+html

(2016).  Major Differences in Improvement in Treating Sepsis for Distinguished Hospital Recipients.  Denver, CO:  Healthgrades.  Retrieved from:  http://www.healthgrades.com/quality/2016-healthgrades-hospital-quality-clinical-excellence-report

(2016).  Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence™ Recipients 2016.  Denver, CO:  Healthgrades.  Retrieved from:  http://www.healthgrades.com/quality/distinguished-hospital-award-for-clinical-excellence-recipients-2016

(2016).  Care and Payment Models to Achieve the Triple Aim.  Chicago:  American Hospital Association.  Retrieved from:  http://www.aha.org/content/16/care-payment-models-achieve-triple-aim-report-2016.pdf

(2016).  Triple Aim Strategies to Improve Behavioral Health Care.  Chicago:  American Hospital Association, 2016.  Retrieved from:  www.hpoe.org/resources/hpoehretaha-guides/2747

 

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