Journal article

Mechanisms and impact of public reporting on physicians and hospitals' performance: A systematic review (2000-2020)

Khic-Houy Prang, Roxanne Maritz, Hana Sabanovic, David Dunt, Margaret Kelaher

PLOS ONE | PUBLIC LIBRARY SCIENCE | Published : 2021

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Public performance reporting (PPR) of physician and hospital data aims to improve health outcomes by promoting quality improvement and informing consumer choice. However, previous studies have demonstrated inconsistent effects of PPR, potentially due to the various PPR characteristics examined. The aim of this study was to undertake a systematic review of the impact and mechanisms (selection and change), by which PPR exerts its influence. METHODS: Studies published between 2000 and 2020 were retrieved from five databases and eight reviews. Data extraction, quality assessment and synthesis were conducted. Studies were categorised into: user and provider responses to PPR and impact..

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This work was supported by Medibank Better Health Foundation. The funders had no role in study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish, or preparation of the manuscript.