Journal article

Hospital variation in patient-reported outcomes at the level of EQ-5D dimensions: evidence from England.

Nils Gutacker, Chris Bojke, Silvio Daidone, Nancy Devlin, Andrew Street

Med Decis Making | Published : 2013

Abstract

BACKGROUND: The English Department of Health has introduced routine collection of patient-reported outcome data for selected surgical procedures to facilitate patient choice and increase hospital accountability. However, using aggregate health outcome scores, such as EQ-5D utilities, for performance assessment purposes causes information loss and raises statistical and normative concerns. OBJECTIVES: . For hip replacement surgery, we explore a) the change in patient-reported outcomes between baseline and follow-up on 5 health dimensions (EQ-5D), b) the extent to which treatment impact varies across hospitals, and c) the extent to which hospital performance on EQ-5D dimensions is correlated w..

View full abstract