The Risks of Not Adjusting Performance Measures for Patient Sociodemographic Factors

Ann Intern Med. Published online 22 July 2014

The National Quality Forum recently convened an expert panel to make recommendations on whether to risk-adjust health care performance measures for patient sociodemographic factors in addition to clinical factors present at the initiation of care. This commentary discusses why the panel chose to recommend such adjustment and why the topic is so hotly debated. Read More