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Public reporting helped drive quality improvement in outpatient diabetes care among Wisconsin physician groups

Public reporting helped drive quality improvement in outpatient diabetes care among Wisconsin physician groups

This Health Affairs article by Dr. Maureen Smith et al. examined how physician groups respond to public reporting. The authors found that publicly reported metrics, along with participation in large or externally sponsored projects, increased a clinic's implementation of diabetes improvement interventions. Accountability metrics should be structured to capture incremental improvements in quality to reward early and ongoing improvement activities. 

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