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The association of hospital quality ratings with adverse events. - PubMed - NCBI

The association of hospital quality ratings with adverse events. - PubMed - NCBI

 2014 Apr;26(2):129-35. doi: 10.1093/intqhc/mzt092. Epub 2014 Jan 30.

The association of hospital quality ratings with adverse events.



To understand how patient-reported quality is related to adverse events (AEs).


Random sample telephone survey.


Sixteen acute care Massachusetts hospitals.


Two thousand and five hundred and eight-two of 4163 (62% response rate) eligible adult patients.


Patients hospitalized from 1 April 2003 to 1 October 2003 provided global quality ratings and whether they experienced AEs. Service recovery, defined as efforts by a service provider to return customers to a state of satisfaction after a lapse in service, was operationalized as high participation in one's care, timely discharge and disclosure of the circumstances of an AE.


Of respondents, 82% rated the quality as high and 23% reported one or more AEs. Patients with no AEs gave higher quality ratings (85 vs. 77 or 62% for patients with 1 or 2+ AEs, respectively, P < 0.001). Patients were more likely to rate the quality high if they reported high participation (86 vs. 53%), or felt discharge timing was just right (85 vs. 64%); for those with AEs, ratings were higher among those reporting disclosure (82 vs. 66%) (all P < 0.01). In adjusted analyses, patients with AEs experiencing all three service recovery components rated their qualityhigher (86 vs. 68%, P < 0.01).


Patients with AEs rate the quality of care lower than others. However, patients with AEs who experienced 'service recovery' as we defined it rated their quality of care at levels similar to those who did not experience AEs. Hospitals seeking to improve quality ratings might consider efforts to ensure patient safety and to address AEs in a transparent and responsive way.


adverse events; measurement of quality; patient safety; quality indicators

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