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Benchmarking specialty hospitals, a scoping review on theory and practice

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Health Services Research, April 2017
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Title
Benchmarking specialty hospitals, a scoping review on theory and practice
Published in
BMC Health Services Research, April 2017
DOI 10.1186/s12913-017-2154-y
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Authors

A. Wind, W. H. van Harten

Abstract

Although benchmarking may improve hospital processes, research on this subject is limited. The aim of this study was to provide an overview of publications on benchmarking in specialty hospitals and a description of study characteristics. We searched PubMed and EMBASE for articles published in English in the last 10 years. Eligible articles described a project stating benchmarking as its objective and involving a specialty hospital or specific patient category; or those dealing with the methodology or evaluation of benchmarking. Of 1,817 articles identified in total, 24 were included in the study. Articles were categorized into: pathway benchmarking, institutional benchmarking, articles on benchmark methodology or -evaluation and benchmarking using a patient registry. There was a large degree of variability:(1) study designs were mostly descriptive and retrospective; (2) not all studies generated and showed data in sufficient detail; and (3) there was variety in whether a benchmarking model was just described or if quality improvement as a consequence of the benchmark was reported upon. Most of the studies that described a benchmark model described the use of benchmarking partners from the same industry category, sometimes from all over the world. Benchmarking seems to be more developed in eye hospitals, emergency departments and oncology specialty hospitals. Some studies showed promising improvement effects. However, the majority of the articles lacked a structured design, and did not report on benchmark outcomes. In order to evaluate the effectiveness of benchmarking to improve quality in specialty hospitals, robust and structured designs are needed including a follow up to check whether the benchmark study has led to improvements.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 69 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 11 16%
Other 10 14%
Student > Ph. D. Student 5 7%
Student > Bachelor 4 6%
Researcher 4 6%
Other 14 20%
Unknown 21 30%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 16 23%
Nursing and Health Professions 11 16%
Business, Management and Accounting 4 6%
Engineering 3 4%
Social Sciences 3 4%
Other 8 12%
Unknown 24 35%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 6. 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 10 April 2017.
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#1,838,591
of 9,722,866 outputs
Outputs from BMC Health Services Research
#830
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#66,784
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Outputs of similar age from BMC Health Services Research
#29
of 102 outputs
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