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Prospects for comparing European hospitals in terms of quality and safety: lessons from a comparative study in five countries.

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PURPOSE: Being able to compare hospitals in terms of quality and safety between countries is important for a number of reasons. For example, the 2011 European Union directive on patients' rights to cross-border health care places a requirement on all member states to provide patients with comparable information on health-care quality, so that they can make an informed choice. Here, we report on the feasibility of using common process and outcome indicators to compare hospitals for quality an...

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10.1093/intqhc/mzs079

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Burnett, S More by this author
Fernandes, A More by this author
Weggelaar, AM More by this author
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Journal:
International journal for quality in health care : journal of the International Society for Quality in Health Care / ISQua
Volume:
25
Issue:
1
Pages:
1-7
Publication date:
2013-02-05
DOI:
EISSN:
1464-3677
ISSN:
1353-4505
URN:
uuid:655ede82-065f-475e-93a0-bf0565eb1178
Source identifiers:
374312
Local pid:
pubs:374312

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