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Slide Presentation of the 2007 Annual Meeting of AHRQ

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Key design elements (continued)

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  • For each composite and each indicator:
    • A horizontal bar graph with accompanying text that shows
      • Results for each hospital
      • State average (can be sub-state if sponsor chooses)
    • To maximize "evaluability" bar graphs are laid out so hospital at the top is the best and hospital at the bottom is the worst
    • Again, this is based on strong evidence that this approach maximizes understand and also hospitals' QI responses

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