Scanning the Headlines: Efficiency

A bibliographic listing of recently published material related to efficiency.

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: