The Commonwealth Fund Connection

The Commonwealth Fund Connection is a roundup of recent Fund publications, charts, multimedia, and other timely content. 

  • May 8, 2009 Issue

Measuring Efficiency: The Association of Risk-Adjusted Hospital Costs and Quality of Care

This Commonwealth Fund–supported study in Health Affairs found that low-cost hospitals had modestly lower scores on process-of-care measures for two common heart conditions, compared with higher-cost facilities. Strategies are needed to ensure that care is both high quality and low cost in all hospitals, the authors said.