Stephen J.LurieMD, PhD, Senior EditorIndividualAuthor
To the Editor: In his Editorial in response
to the study of Dr Krumholz and colleagues,1
Dr Naylor2 highlighted the methodological
obstacles of using risk-adjusted mortality as an indicator of hospital quality.
Our analyses of Cleveland Health Quality Choice,3
one of the largest experiments with public report cards,4
raise 2 additional issues.
Baker DW, Cebul RD. Should Consumers Trust Hospital Quality Report Cards?. JAMA. 2002;287(24):3206-3208. doi:10.1001/jama.287.24.3206