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Association of National Hospital Quality Measure adherence with long-term mortality and readmissions
  1. David M Shahian1,2,
  2. Gregg S Meyer2,3,4,
  3. Elizabeth Mort2,3,4,
  4. Susan Atamian4,
  5. Xiu Liu4,
  6. Andrew S Karson2,3,4,
  7. Lawrence D Ramunno5,
  8. Hui Zheng6
  1. 1Center for Quality and Safety and Department of Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, USA
  2. 2Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA
  3. 3Department of Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, USA
  4. 4Center for Quality and Safety, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, USA
  5. 5Northeast Health Care Quality Foundation, Dover, USA
  6. 6Biostatistics Center, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, USA
  1. Correspondence to Dr David M Shahian, Center for Quality and Safety and Department of Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, 55 Fruit St., Boston, MA 02114, USA; dshahian{at}partners.org

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  • Funding Internal.

  • Competing interests Dr Ramunno is Chief Quality Officer for Northeast Health Care Foundation, a Medicare QIO. He has been involved with the development, revision, and implementation of National Hospital Quality Measures as a contractor with the federal government.

  • Patient consent Retrospective review of previously collected administrative claims data and state all-payer administrative records. Not feasible to obtain permission, and risk considered minimal.

  • Ethics approval Partners IRB (2008P000003).

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

  • Data sharing statement Online supplemental material includes detailed information on numbers of eligible patients for each measure; descriptive characteristics and bivariate associations; and examples of the exponential decay approach used in this study.

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Footnotes

  • Funding Internal.

  • Competing interests Dr Ramunno is Chief Quality Officer for Northeast Health Care Foundation, a Medicare QIO. He has been involved with the development, revision, and implementation of National Hospital Quality Measures as a contractor with the federal government.

  • Patient consent Retrospective review of previously collected administrative claims data and state all-payer administrative records. Not feasible to obtain permission, and risk considered minimal.

  • Ethics approval Partners IRB (2008P000003).

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

  • Data sharing statement Online supplemental material includes detailed information on numbers of eligible patients for each measure; descriptive characteristics and bivariate associations; and examples of the exponential decay approach used in this study.

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