Brief Achieving the Potential of Health Care Performance Measures
Robert A. Berenson, Peter J. Pronovost, Harlan M M. Krumholz
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There is a consensus that evaluating and reporting on the performance of health care providers can be instrumental in improving value in U.S. health care. But the growth of performance measurement has been accompanied by increasing concerns about the scientific rigor, transparency, and limitations of available measure sets, and how measures should be used to provide incentives to improve performance. This Robert Wood Johnson Foundation-funded paper describes the current state of performance measurement and reporting, details whats wrong, and outlines seven policy recommendations that offer a path to achieving the promise of performance measurement while avoiding its adverse consequences.
Research Areas Health and health care
Tags Health insurance Health care delivery and payment Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program  Medicare
Policy Centers Health Policy Center