Journal article

Hospital characteristics associated with low-value care in public hospitals in New South Wales, Australia.

Tim Badgery-Parker, Sallie-Anne Pearson, Adam G Elshaug

BMC Health Services Research | BioMed Central | Published : 2020

Abstract

Background Rates of low-value care vary between hospitals in New South Wales, Australia. Understanding factors associated with this variation will help in understanding the drivers of low-value care and in planning initiatives to reduce low-value care. Methods For eight low-value procedures, we used Poisson regression of the number of low-value episodes at each hospital to assess the association between low-value care and hospital characteristics. We also used hierarchical clustering on the low-value procedures used and their rates at each hospital to try to identify groups of hospitals with higher or lower rates of low-value care across multiple procedures. Results Some hospital character..

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Awarded by Capital Markets Cooperative Research Centre


Awarded by NSW Ministry of Health


Awarded by The University of Sydney


Awarded by HCF Research Foundation


Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)