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Mortality, readmission and length of stay have different relationships using hospital-level versus patient-level data: an example of the ecological fallacy affecting hospital performance indicators

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  1. Correspondence to Dr Perla J Marang-van de Mheen, Leiden University Medical Centre, Leiden, 2300 RC, Netherlands; p.j.marang{at}lumc.nl
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Hofstede SN, van Bodegom-Vos L, Kringos DS, et al
Mortality, readmission and length of stay have different relationships using hospital-level versus patient-level data: an example of the ecological fallacy affecting hospital performance indicators

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  • Received April 5, 2017
  • Revised August 22, 2017
  • Accepted August 24, 2017
  • First published October 6, 2017.

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