UNCG Campus Weekly

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Dr. Justin Lee

Photo of Dr. Justin LeeDr. Justin Lee (Social Work) received new funding from Virginia Commonwealth University for the project “Engaging vulnerable consumers in developing useful public healthcare reports.” Beginning in 1986, the Health Care Financing Administration (currently CMS) developed and disseminated numerous public reports on Medicare hospital mortality and healthcare quality. The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality’s (AHRQ) “Health Care Report Card Compendium” contains a listing of over 200 report cards currently produced. The abstract says, “Our study is necessary because, although such reports have been developed and disseminated for at least two decades, studies consistently find that these reports are infrequently used by consumers. Our objective is to build the scientific base for effective public reporting of healthcare quality by examining the nature, type and dissemination of public reports by engaging consumers in focus groups to identify their needs in healthcare decision-making.”