Correspondence  |   August 2016
Current Quality Registries Lack the Accurate Data Needed to Perform Adequate Reliability Adjustments
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  • David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, California (I.S.H.). ihofer@mednet.ucla.edu
  • (Accepted for publication March 30, 2016.)
    (Accepted for publication March 30, 2016.)×
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Correspondence
Correspondence   |   August 2016
Current Quality Registries Lack the Accurate Data Needed to Perform Adequate Reliability Adjustments
Anesthesiology 8 2016, Vol.125, 422-423. doi:10.1097/ALN.0000000000001178
Anesthesiology 8 2016, Vol.125, 422-423. doi:10.1097/ALN.0000000000001178
We would like to thank Drs. Wakeam and Hyder1  for their excellent discussion and description of reliability adjustment in the recent issue of Anesthesiology. The authors correctly highlight the important role that the statistical analysis of data submitted to the various registries can play in the ranking of institutions. This is particularly important now that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services requires providers to participate in a Physician Quality Reporting System2  using a Qualified Clinical Data Registry. These requirements are a precursor to altering physician payments based upon measures of care quality.
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