Consumer Resources Need to be Accurate to be Consumer Friendly
Increased pressure for transparency and lower costs has created a wealth of hospital quality “report cards,” intended for consumers to make well-informed healthcare decisions. But as there are more and more of these ratings systems developed, instead of having a clear idea of quality of care, the waters get muddied. Imagine receiving five or more different report cards in school!
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) just released its attempt at a report card – a st...
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