Determinants of Willingness to Voluntarily Disclose Quality of Care Information among California Hospitals
Posted: 25 Sep 2008
Date Written: September 24, 2008
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
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