Benchmarking applications: linking state strategic planning, quality improvement, and consumer reporting.

R. Yurk, M. W. Jenckes, M. E. Stuart, T. J. Shaffer, R. S. Lockwood, A. Das, H. R. Rubin

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Abstract

This article demonstrates the value of using benchmark patient satisfaction data for Medicaid program quality improvement. The authors compare surveys of Maryland Medicaid and federal employees in Maryland, utilizing the latter as an external benchmark. Unadjusted and adjusted analyses found a significantly lower percentage of Medicaid than federal respondents rated telephone access excellent, very good, or good, whereas more Medicaid respondents rated advice on prevention and choice of primary care doctor highly. Patient satisfaction external benchmark data provide managed care organizations (MCOs) and state policy makers with goals to improve quality and standards to measure care objectively in vulnerable populations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)47-58
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of public health management and practice : JPHMP
Volume7
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - May 2001

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health Policy
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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