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The fourth edition of Risk Adjustment for Measuring Health Care Outcomes presents the fundamental principles and concepts of risk adjustment for comparing outcomes of care and explains why risk adjustment is a critical tool for measuring quality and setting reimbursement rates. This book is a comprehensive guide to the issues raised by risk adjustment, including the pros and cons of different data sources, the validity and reliability of risk adjustment methods, the effects of various statistical modeling approaches, and concerns relating to special populations.
The fourth edition features:
A new chapter on the role of risk adjustment in managing healthcare organizations
New information on risk factors, including genetics and social and environmental determinants of health
Perspectives on electronic health records and new health information technologies
Explanations of new statistical methods for comparing provider outcomes and their implications for risk adjustment
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