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Connecting Social Comparisons of Physician Performance to Norms Increases Value

By September 29, 2016March 10th, 2017No Comments

Source: Huffington Post, September 29, 2016

In a Huffington Post blog, CHIBE Fellow Joshua Liao, MD discusses his recent JAMA article on the value of using medical professional norms as a context for social comparisons between physicians. “Because patients can be negatively affected when doctors are compared to each other, leaders and policymakers should guard against unintended consequences in all circumstances by contextualizing comparisons within a set of values that reflect appropriateness and patient well-being,” says Liao.

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