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Slide Presentation from the AHRQ 2007 Annual Conference

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Measures We Wouldn't Classify as Efficiency

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Metric Perspective Output Input Why Not?
Readmissions Medicare Discharges Number of admissions within 30 days of discharge Missing key events (death, different facility)
Rate of CABG surgery Employer Total number of enrollees Number of bypass surgeries No input specified
Cost-effectiveness Society Change in outcome Change in cost (from using new vs. existing intervention) Result not specific to an entity; may help construct metrics


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