Peer pressure and public reporting within healthcare setting: improving accountability and health care quality in hospitals

Maria Lucia Specchia, Chiara Cadeddu, Gualtiero Ricciardi, Maria Assunta Veneziano, Anna Maria Ferriero, Silvio Capizzi

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Abstract

In the last few years, the need of public reporting of health outcomes has acquired a great importance. The public release of performance results could be a tool for improving health care quality and many attempts have been made in order to introduce public reporting programs within the health care context at different levels. It would be necessary to promote the introduction of a standardized set of outcome and performance measures in order to improve quality of health care services and to make health care providers aware of the importance of transparency and accountability.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)771-780
Number of pages10
JournalIGIENE E SANITÀ PUBBLICA
Publication statusPublished - 2012

Keywords

  • Healthcare quality
  • Hospitals
  • Peer pressure
  • Public Reporting

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