February 23, 2012 | Journal Article
July 1, 2001 | Program Results Report
The United Hospital Fund of New York worked to develop, validate and implement a research technique called small-area analysis, used to identify communities with high rates of unnecessary hospitalization and limited access to primary care.
May 1, 2014 | Journal Article
After ambulatory surgery, rates of hospital-based acute care may be a better measure of quality than rates of immediate transfer to a hospital on discharge.
Effectiveness and Safety of the Awakening and Breathing Coordination, Delirium Monitoring/Management, and Early Exercise/Mobility Bundle
March 3, 2014 | Journal Article
A bundle of interventions reduce the effects of prolonged sedation, mechanical ventilation, and immobility in critically ill intensive care patients.
December 1, 2013 | Issue Brief
This research brief estimates the impact of nurse staffing on hospital performance improvement in the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS)/Premier Hospital Quality Incentive Demonstration (HQID) project.
October 1, 2013 | Report
In many regions across the country, robust “super-utilizer” programs providing intensive outpatient care management to high-need, high-cost patients are beginning to emerge.
September 1, 2013 | Journal Article
Understanding the readmission rates for homeless patients can provide communities with important information on caring for the homeless population and reducing hospital use.
July 16, 2013 | Human Capital Blog Post
Deverick Anderson discuses a study he led that finds small community hospitals have higher rates of ventilator-associated pneumonia than larger hospitals, even though they use ventilators less frequently.
June 12, 2013 | Report
A brief from the Dartmouth Atlas Project examines how the care that chronically ill patients received at the end of life changed among hospitals and regions from 2007 to 2010.
June 10, 2013 | Program Results Report
The Consumer-Purchaser Disclosure Project promotes performance measurement as a tool to increase the transparency and accountability of the health care system, and advocates for more input from health care consumers and purchasers.