Affiliation: University of Pennsylvania
- Medicare's new hospital value-based purchasing program is likely to have only a small impact on hospital paymentsRachel M Werner
Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion, Philadelphia Veterans Affairs Medical Center, and University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA
Health Aff (Millwood) 31:1932-40. 2012..These results raise questions about whether the new pay-for-performance program will substantially alter the quality of hospital care, and they highlight the challenges of designing effective quality improvement incentives...
- Public reporting drove quality gains at nursing homesRACHEL WERNER
Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion, Philadelphia Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA, USA
Health Aff (Millwood) 29:1706-13. 2010..We found that quality improved both because consumers chose higher-quality nursing homes and because providers improved the care they delivered. These findings support the continued use of public reporting to improve quality...
- Changes in patient sorting to nursing homes under public reporting: improved patient matching or provider gaming?Rachel M Werner
Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion, Philadelphia VAMC, Division of General Internal Medicine, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
Health Serv Res 46:555-71. 2011..To test whether public reporting in the setting of postacute care in nursing homes results in changes in patient sorting...
- The effect of pay-for-performance in hospitals: lessons for quality improvementRachel M Werner
Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion, School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Health Aff (Millwood) 30:690-8. 2011..These findings suggest that tailoring pay-for-performance programs to hospitals' specific situations could have the greatest effect on health care quality...
- Design of comprehensive Alzheimer's disease centers to address unmet national needsJohn Q Trojanowski
Institute on Aging, Philadelphia, PA, USA
Alzheimers Dement 6:150-5. 2010..The intent of this position paper is to stimulate thinking and foster the development of other or alternative models for a systematic approach to the study of dementia and movement disorders...