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Prof. Dr. Martin Emmert (Schöller Fellow)

Martin Emmert studied business administration at the FAU Erlangen-Nuremberg and at the Universidad Cristóbal Colon in Veracruz (Mexico). After he finished his studies, he was a research assistant at the health management chair, where he did his doctorate in 2008. Since 2011, he is junior professor for health care management at the School of Business and Economics at the FAU Erlangen-Nuremberg. His research activities focus on health economic evaluation studies, public reporting as well as Pay for Performance.



Comprehensiblity of (Risk-Adjusted) Outcomes of Hospitals on the Internet

Several studies have shown remarkable variability in the quality of care across hospitals within the German health care system. However, patients are not likely to be generally aware of these existing quality differences. One reason for this is the limited amount of publicly reported quality information on health care providers. Within the last years, it has become a major challenge to create more transparency about the quality of health care providers to remedy this deficiency. Besides the publication of the German hospital quality reports, patients can obtain information about the quality of care of hospitals on the internet. However, it remains uncertain whether the information provided on these websites is comprehensible to patients. In this context, this investigation will assess the comprehensibility of (risk-adjusted) outcomes which are provided to the public on the internet.