Challenges in outlier surgeon assessment in the era of public reporting Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Aorta
  • Aortic Valve
  • Aortic Valve Insufficiency
  • Blood Vessel Prosthesis Implantation
  • Organ Sparing Treatments
  • Reconstructive Surgical Procedures
  • Sinus of Valsalva

abstract

  • The choices of outlier assessment method, time window for assessment and data aggregation have an intertwined impact on detecting outlier surgeons, often representing different value assumptions toward patient protection and provider penalty. It is desirable to use different methods as sensitivity analyses, avoid aggregating procedures and avoid rare-event endpoints if possible.

publication date

  • May 2019

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1136/heartjnl-2018-313650

PubMed ID

  • 30415207

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 721

end page

  • 727

volume

  • 105

number

  • 9