Monday, November 7, 2011

Butterfly Effect of Healthcare Quality Measures

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In an interesting unanticipated effect the AHRQ has highlighted the potential for the government changes to encourage physicians
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"... may "fire" noncompliant patients from their practices, push back against quality-improvement initiatives, and minimize patient empowerment efforts, CQ HealthBeat reports. Some physicians already are "firing" unvaccinated patients, noting that they pose a risk to others and reflect a lack of trust for physicians' medical advice.
Since there already appears to be some instances of this where patents are unvaccinated it may well extend to other groups and would certainly be classified as an unintended consequence.

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