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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Benchmarking Hospital Quality: Template Matching versus Conventional Regression Approaches
Principal Investigator:

Hallie C Prescott

Location: Ann Arbor, MI
Congressional District Code: 12
Research Service: Health Services R&D
Project Period: March 2018 - February 2022
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $184,642
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


Background: Identifying and remediating low-quality care is at the heart of systematic quality improvement, particularly in VA. However, cross-hospital comparisons to identify under-performing hospitals are limited by differences in patient case-mix and illness severity. Clinicians consider the current approach to benchmarking with conventional regression to be unfair, unclear, and unhelpful. While substantial resources are devoted to hospital benchmarking, the current return on this investment...

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