A Novel Approach to Reporting Surgery Outcomes


An evaluation of reliability adjustment—a novel technique designed to quantify and remove statistical “noise” from quality rankings—suggests that the approach appears to reduce variation and accurately estimate risk-adjusted hospital outcomes. A six-fold variation in risk-adjusted mortality was found before using reliability adjustment, compared with less than a two-fold variation after using it.

Abstract: Annals of Surgery, April 2012.

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