Public reporting of hospital quality shows inconsistent ranking results.

Journal article

Publication Details

Author(s): Emmert M, Taheri-Zadeh F, Kolb B, Sander U
Journal: Health policy (Amsterdam, Netherlands)
Publication year: 2017
Volume: 121
Journal issue: 1
Pages range: 17-26
ISSN: 1872-6054


BACKGROUND\nEvidence from the US has demonstrated that hospital report cards might generate confusion for consumers who are searching for a hospital. So far, little is known regarding hospital ranking agreement on German report cards as well as underlying factors creating disagreement.\nOBJECTIVE\nThis study examined the consistency of hospital recommendations on German hospital report cards and discussed underlying reasons for differences.\nMETHODS\nWe compared hospital recommendations for three procedures on four German hospital report cards. The agreement between two report cards was determined by Cohen's-Kappa. Fleiss' kappa was applied to evaluate the overlap across all four report cards.\nRESULTS\n=0.111).\nCONCLUSIONS\nTo increase the benefit of public reporting, increasing the transparency about the concept of - medical - "quality" that is represented on each report card seems to be important. This would help patients and other consumers use the report cards that most represent one's individual preferences.

FAU Authors / FAU Editors

Emmert, Martin PD Dr.
Juniorprofessur für Versorgungsmanagement
Kolb, Benjamin
Lehrstuhl für Betriebswirtschaftslehre, insbesondere Gesundheitsmanagement

External institutions with authors

Hochschule Hannover – the University of Applied Sciences and Arts

How to cite

Emmert, M., Taheri-Zadeh, F., Kolb, B., & Sander, U. (2017). Public reporting of hospital quality shows inconsistent ranking results. Health policy (Amsterdam, Netherlands), 121(1), 17-26.

Emmert, Martin, et al. "Public reporting of hospital quality shows inconsistent ranking results." Health policy (Amsterdam, Netherlands) 121.1 (2017): 17-26.


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