Risk Adjustment for Measuring Healthcare Outcomes, 3rd Edition
edited by Lisa I. Iezzoni, M.D.
Hardbound, 508 pp
Health Administration Press
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“This book explains very difficult concepts in simple terms yet provides substantial depth in most areas of importance in risk adjustment. This book is a must read for anyone interested in health services research, quality improvement, profiling, and health care management.” - Wishwa Kapoor, M.D., M.P.H., Falk Professor of Medicine, Director, Center for Research on Health Care, Chief, Division of General Internal Medicine, Vice Chair, Department of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh
Recommended by ACHE, this book covers everything from developing risk adjusters to determining data sources to tackling issues related to special populations. A handy reference, it also includes a glossary of common acronyms, and references to web sites are found throughout the text, offering additional resources.
"An authoritative review of health care risk-adjustment that flows clearly and engagingly for non-statisticians? If this sounds like an oxymoron, read this book and behold the magic of Dr. Lisa Iezzoni's dual mastery the English language and a topic that is about to become critically important for all health care leaders." - Arnold Milstein, M.D., M.P.H., Pacific Business Group on Health, Mercer Human Resource Consulting and the Leapfrog Group
For determining costs or comparing clinical outcomes, it thus levels the playing field, ensuring that “apples are compared to apples, not to oranges. This new edition is your comprehensive guide to risk adjustment for comparing outcomes of care across different patients, treatments, providers, health plans, or populations. This new edition by Lisa Iezzoni examines how risk adjustment controls for the intrinsic health risks that patients bring to their healthcare encounters. New in this edition:
A chapter that addresses instrumental variables and propensity scores, two techniques increasingly used to address risk adjustment concerns
Expanded scope beyond hospitals to include examples from outpatient settings, with new sections on pediatrics, mental health, long term care, and care for persons with disabilities
Assessments of current trends suggesting that risk-adjusted performance information will become more important in the coming years, as calls increase for value-based purchasing
Lisa I. Iezzoni, M.D., M.Sc., is professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School and codirector of research in the Division of General Medicine and Primary Care, Department of Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, in Boston. She received her degrees in medicine and health policy and management from Harvard University. She has published and spoken widely on risk adjustment.
Founded in 1933, the American College of Healthcare Executives is an international professional society of 30,000 healthcare executives who lead our nation's hospitals, healthcare systems, and other healthcare organizations. ACHE is known for its prestigious credentialing and educational programs and its annual Congress on Healthcare Management, which draws more than 4,000 participants each year. ACHE is also known for its journal, the Journal of Healthcare Management, and magazine, Healthcare Executive, as well as ground-breaking research and career development and public policy programs. ACHE's publishing division, Health Administration Press, is one of the largest publishers of books and journals on all aspects of health services management in addition to textbooks for use in college and university courses.
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