Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Yoda's 1st Law Of Health Quality And Performance Improvement

Great post on the challenges around pay for performance that highlights an interesting fact - Bill Clinton's heart surgeon Dr Craig Smith has some relatively poor outcome measures...not because he has bad outcomes but because his practice takes some of the most high risk patients.
It is hard to take account of these numbers in the performance metrics.

So the next time you see performance or quality criteria - take a step back and dig deeper into the number

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