Journal article

Public disclosure of hospital clinicians' performance data: insights from medical directors

Rachel Canaway, Khic-Houy Prang, Marie Bismark, David Dunt, Margaret Kelaher

AUSTRALIAN HEALTH REVIEW | CSIRO PUBLISHING | Published : 2020

Abstract

Objective This study gathered information from public hospital chief medical officers to better understand underlying mechanisms through which public reporting affects institutional behavioural change and decision making towards quality improvement. Methods This qualitative study used thematic analysis of 17 semistructured, in-depth interviews among a peak group of medical directors representing 26 health services in Victoria, Australia. Results The medical directors indicated a high level of in-principle support for public reporting of identifiable, individual clinician-level data. However, they also described varying conceptual understanding of what public reporting of performance data is...

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