Table 4

Comparison of Physician Outlier Status for New York State PCI Public Reports With Outliers From Statistical Model With All Shock Patients Included and Model Without Any Shock Patients Included

PopulationLow OutliersHigh Outliers
Physician outliers: 2011–2013
 Include all shock patients312
 Public report (exclude only refractory shock patients)414
 Exclude all shock patients312
3 physicians are low outliers for all 3 modelsThe public report model has 11 outliers in common with each of the other models; the other models have 9 physicians in common with each other
Physician outliers: 2010–2012
 Include all shock patients214
 Public report (exclude only refractory shock patients)314
 Exclude all shock patients414
2 physicians are low outliers for all 3 models, and 3 physicians are low outliers for the last 2 models13 physicians are high outliers for 3 models, and 14 physicians are high outliers for the first and third model
Physician outliers: 2009–2011
 Include all shock patients311
 Public report (exclude only refractory shock patients)413
 Exclude all shock patients314
2 physicians are low outliers for all 3 models, and the public report model has another outlier in common with each of the other 2 models9 physicians are high outliers for all 3 models, and the public report model has one other outlier in common with the first model and 2 other outliers in common with the third model

PCI = percutaneous coronary intervention.