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Hospital Quality Reporting: Current challenges and future opportunities

David Miranda, PhD, Center for Beneficiary Choices/Beneficiary Education & Analysis Group, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, 7500 Security Boulevard, Mail Stop S1-13-05, Baltimore, MD 21244, 410-786-7819, david.miranda@cms.hhs.gov

This panel entitled, "Hospital Quality Reporting: Current Challenges and Future Opportunities" presents 3 research papers on the current status of public reporting on hospital quality and one paper discussing the future of hospital quality reporting as seen from the perspective of the hospital industry. The papers present findings from a national survey of physicians, findings from a national survey of hospital quality improvement executives, and findings from qualitative research with consumers and physicians about potential barriers and opportunities for dialogue concerning hospital quality. The discussant will address what can be expected as purchasers explore options for rewarding quality as well as publicly reporting it.

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Keywords: Quality of Care, Medicare

Related Web page: www.hospitalcompare.hhs.gov

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Any relevant financial relationships? No

Hospital Quality Reporting: Challenges and Opportunities

The 134th Annual Meeting & Exposition (November 4-8, 2006) of APHA