Research project Administrative health and health care registers, including national quality registers, are commonly used to measure health and quality of care/health care performance.
Open comparisons of hospitals and regions (benchmarking) provide information used in treatment priorities, patients’ choice of health care provider, and financial funding. Most commonly, only very basic statistical methods are presently used by the national quality registers. Clearly, more advanced statistical methods would help to exploit register data to provide better support to quality improvement in health care. The present project is based on data from Riks-Stroke, one of the most extensive health care quality register in Sweden, and Northern Sweden MONICA Project, a longitudinal register on cardiovascular disease and diabetes. These databases will be used to apply and develop advanced statistical methods to help to interpret differences in performance used in benchmarking between hospitals and regions.
The Swedish Research Council, 2013-2016: SEK 4,800,000