Pennsylvania: The poster child of public reporting
A new article in the Wall Street Journal examines public reporting of healthcare quality data in Pennsylvania. The article is a little unbalanced, but does quote Dr. P.J. Brennan, former president of SHEA, on the issue of difficulties with risk adjustment. According to Wikipedia, the term poster child "signifies that the very identity of the subject is synonymous with the associated ideal; or otherwise representative of its most favorable or least favorable aspects." I'll let you decide.