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: http://www.nejm.org/doi/10.1056/NEJMsa1702321
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: http://www.commonwealthfund.org/interactives/2017/july/mirror-mirror/
(2017, Jan.). Engaging Health Care Volunteers to Pursue the Triple Aim. Chicago: American Hospital Association. Retrieved from: http://www.aha.org/content/17/17engagingvolunteerstripleaim.pdf
(2017). Accurately Assigning Accountability for Patient Care: NQF's Guide to Selecting an Attribution Model. Washington: National Quality Forum. Retrieved from: http://www.qualityforum.org/WorkArea/linkit.aspx?LinkIdentifier=id&ItemID=84327
(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