Project: Research related to effects of public release of health system performance data - a critical review of theoretical models
and methodological approaches
The evidence base concerning intended and unintended effects of the public release of health system performance data is incomplete.
In an ongoing Cochrane (EPOC) review, interventional studies with rigorous study designs have been evaluated in order to estimate
the effectiveness of publicly available performance data in changing consumer, healthcare professional or organisational behaviour.
The purpose of the present study is to extend and broaden this Cochrane review to get a better understanding of methodological
approaches of a variety of empirical studies addressing the impact of such programmes.