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We had friends who thought the same: Views on Accuracy of Performance Measures

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Health Aff. 2007; 26: 492-97

Table from Exhibit 2: General Internists' Views on Various Quality Measures, 2005:

Statement Strongly agree (%) Somewhat agree ((%) Total % Agree
At present, measures of quality are generally accurate. 4
(2,6)
26
(22, 30)
30%
At present, measures of quality are not adequately adjusted for patients' medical conditions 36
(31, 40)
52
(48, 56)
88%
At present, measures of quality are not adequately adjusted for patients' socioeconomic status 38
(34, 42)
47
(43, 52)
85%
Measuring quality will divert physicians attention from important types of care for which quality is not measured 22
(18, 25)
39
(34, 43)
61%
Measuring quality may lead physicians to avoid high-risk patients 40
(36, 44)
42
(38, 46)
82%
Health plans will try hard to make quality measures as accurate as possible 5
(3, 7)
33
(29, 37)
38%
The government will try hard to make quality measures as accurate as possible 5
(3, 7)
30
(26, 33)
35%

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