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National Quality Forum cautions hospital performance measures must adjust for patient sociodemographic status or risk widening the care gap

Hospital performance measures must be adjusted to consider patient sociodemographic status (SDS) factors or disparities in outcomes and access will only worsen for low income and disadvantaged patients, writes Steven H. Lipstein, MHA and W. Claiborne Dunagan, MD, MS, in a commentary being published in Annals of Internal Medicine. Lipstein and Dunagan are members of [...]