Health care expenditures continue to steadily increase with hospital stays making up about one-third of health care expenditures. A well-functioning […]
A new research series from 3M Clinical and Economic Research focuses on geographic variation in performance across measures of efficiency and outcome quality. Geographic variations are an indication that there are practice patterns and care processes in areas of the country that result in consistently better performance suggesting that real opportunities for performance improvement exist.
While there is increasing consensus that comparative mortality data should be included in hospital payment incentive systems, attempts to develop […]
This 3M Clinical and Economic Research report focuses on the four Quality Outcome Performance Measures (QOPMs) that relate to hospital […]
Early COVID-19 studies indicate that when older people contract the virus, they have a poorer prognosis, especially those 80 years […]
This supplement to the report “The Financial Impact of Geographic Variation in Hospital Quality Performance in Medicare” examines the geographic […]
In a major new research study, 3M healthcare policy experts evaluate inpatient and outpatient quality performance across geographic regions and simulate hospital payment system reforms