Determinants of Willingness to Voluntarily Disclose Quality of Care Information among California Hospitals

Posted: 25 Sep 2008

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Ritu Agarwal

University of Maryland - Robert H. Smith School of Business

Corey M. Angst

IT, Analytics, and Operations department

Guodong Gao

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Jiban Khuntia

University of Maryland - Decision and Information Technologies Department

R. Adams Dudley

University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) - Institute for Health Policy Studies

Date Written: September 24, 2008

Abstract

Although quality information has been collected by governmental and private agencies for over three decades, public access to this information has typically been cumbersome. Recently, an initiative was launched in California in which hospitals can volunteer to provide a series of quality indicators on a user-friendly website. We investigate the factors associated with choosing to participate in this public disclosure initiative and find that hospitals participating in CHART exhibited higher quality and better financial performance than those that do not participate.

Keywords: Quality Disclosure, CHART, HIT, Transparency Initiatives

Suggested Citation

Agarwal, Ritu and Angst, Corey M. and Gao, Guodong and Khuntia, Jiban and Dudley, R. Adams, Determinants of Willingness to Voluntarily Disclose Quality of Care Information among California Hospitals (September 24, 2008). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1273131

Ritu Agarwal

University of Maryland - Robert H. Smith School of Business ( email )

College Park, MD 20742-1815
United States

Corey M. Angst (Contact Author)

IT, Analytics, and Operations department ( email )

348 Mendoza College of Business
University of Notre Dame
Notre Dame, IN 46556-5646
United States

Guodong Gao

affiliation not provided to SSRN ( email )

No Address Available

Jiban Khuntia

University of Maryland - Decision and Information Technologies Department ( email )

Robert H. Smith School of Business
4313 Van Munching Hall
College Park, MD 20815
United States

R. Adams Dudley

University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) - Institute for Health Policy Studies ( email )

3180 18th St., Suite 302
San Francisco, CA 94110
United States

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