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Cancer patient experience, hospital performance and case mix: evidence from England.

Overview of attention for article published in Future Oncology, December 2013
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Title
Cancer patient experience, hospital performance and case mix: evidence from England.
Published in
Future Oncology, December 2013
DOI 10.2217/fon.13.266
Pubmed ID
Authors

Gary A Abel, Catherine L Saunders, Georgios Lyratzopoulos, Abel GA, Saunders CL, Lyratzopoulos G

Abstract

ABSTRACT Aims: This study aims to explore differences between crude and case mix-adjusted estimates of hospital performance with respect to the experience of cancer patients. Materials & methods: This study analyzed the English 2011/2012 Cancer Patient Experience Survey covering all English National Health Service hospitals providing cancer treatment (n = 160). Logistic regression analysis was used to predict hospital performance for each of the 64 evaluative questions, adjusting for age, gender, ethnic group and cancer diagnosis. The degree of reclassification was explored across three categories (bottom 20%, middle 60% and top 20% of hospitals). Results: There was high concordance between crude and adjusted ranks of hospitals (median Kendall's τ = 0.84; interquartile range: 0.82-0.88). Across all questions, a median of 5.0% (eight) of hospitals (interquartile range: 3.8-6.4%; six to ten hospitals) moved out of the extreme performance categories after case mix adjustment. Conclusions: In this context, patient case mix has only a small impact on measured hospital performance for cancer patient experience.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 19 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 6 32%
Student > Master 3 16%
Researcher 3 16%
Unspecified 2 11%
Student > Postgraduate 1 5%
Other 4 21%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Unspecified 4 21%
Medicine and Dentistry 3 16%
Nursing and Health Professions 3 16%
Computer Science 2 11%
Mathematics 2 11%
Other 5 26%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 9. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 13 February 2014.
All research outputs
#2,006,775
of 13,753,853 outputs
Outputs from Future Oncology
#122
of 1,200 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#36,095
of 254,191 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Future Oncology
#1
of 15 outputs
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