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Ranking hospitals: do we gain reliability by using composite rather than individual indicators?
  1. Stefanie N Hofstede1,
  2. Iris E Ceyisakar2,
  3. Hester F Lingsma2,
  4. Dionne S Kringos3,
  5. Perla J Marang-van de Mheen1
  1. 1 Department of Biomedical Data Sciences, Medical Decision Making, Leiden University Medical Centre, Leiden, The Netherlands
  2. 2 Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
  3. 3 Department of Public Health, Academic Medical Centre, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  1. Correspondence to Dr Perla J Marang-van de Mheen, Department of Biomedical Data Sciences, J10-S, Leiden University Medical Centre, Leiden 2300 RC, The Netherlands; p.j.marang{at}lumc.nl

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  • Contributors PJM-vdM designed the study. SNH wrote the article and carried out the study. PJM-vdM supervised the study and writing of the manuscript. All authors have critically read and modified both the study protocol and previous drafts of the manuscript and have approved the final version. All authors read and approved the final manuscript.

  • Funding This study was funded by ZonMw (10.13039/501100001826) and grant number 516022513.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent Not required.

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

  • Data sharing statement We used routinely collected administrative admission data of the Dutch National Medical Registration (LMR) from 2007 to 2012 retrieved from Statistics Netherlands. To use these data, please contact Statistics Netherlands.

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Footnotes

  • Contributors PJM-vdM designed the study. SNH wrote the article and carried out the study. PJM-vdM supervised the study and writing of the manuscript. All authors have critically read and modified both the study protocol and previous drafts of the manuscript and have approved the final version. All authors read and approved the final manuscript.

  • Funding This study was funded by ZonMw (10.13039/501100001826) and grant number 516022513.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent Not required.

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

  • Data sharing statement We used routinely collected administrative admission data of the Dutch National Medical Registration (LMR) from 2007 to 2012 retrieved from Statistics Netherlands. To use these data, please contact Statistics Netherlands.

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