Harm Scherpbier - 21 May 2018
Tags: hierarchical condition category, performance reports, population health, quality metrics, readmission rate, social risk adjustment, Value-Based Care
Physicians have two classic responses to quality or performance reports:
- My patients are sicker, or
- Your data is wrong.
But there is a third concern, very significant and real:
- …are poorer, less educated
- …live in challenging neighborhoods
- …don’t have access to healthy food, or for other reasons don’t eat healthy food
- …don’t exercise, breathe unhealthy air or drink unhealthy water
- …in short, are more “difficult”
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