Impact of Teaching Intensity and Sociodemographic Characteristics on CMS Hospital Compare Quality Ratings

  • Wenshuai Wan
  • C. Jason Liang
  • Richard DuszakJr.
  • Christoph I. Lee
Concise Research Reports


health services research quality assessment Medicare sociodemographic factors risk adjustment 


Funding Information

Wenshuai Wan, MD received funding during the research project from a Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (T32).

Compliance with Ethical Standards

Conflict of Interest

The authors declare that they do not have a conflict of interest.


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© Society of General Internal Medicine 2018

Authors and Affiliations

  • Wenshuai Wan
    • 1
  • C. Jason Liang
    • 2
  • Richard DuszakJr.
    • 3
  • Christoph I. Lee
    • 4
    • 5
    • 6
  1. 1.Department of Radiology Hospital of the University of PennsylvaniaPhiladelphiaUSA
  2. 2.Biostatistics Research BranchNational Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of HealthBethesdaUSA
  3. 3.Department of Radiology and Imaging SciencesEmory University School of MedicineAtlantaUSA
  4. 4.Department of RadiologyUniversity of Washington School of MedicineSeattleUSA
  5. 5.Department of Health ServicesUniversity of Washington School of Public HealthSeattleUSA
  6. 6.Hutchinson Institute for Cancer Outcomes ResearchSeattleUSA

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