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Slide Presentation from the AHRQ 2007 Annual Conference

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  • Little is known about what various stakeholders mean by "efficiency"
    • Considerable lack of common language, conceptual clarity
    • Link between content of metrics and proposed applications not always thought through
  • Little is known about the consequences (intended and unintended) of applying available metrics at different levels in the system
    • Can measures developed for one level (health plan) be applied at a different level (physician)?

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