Hospital Quality Report Cards: Ready for Prime Time?

  title={Hospital Quality Report Cards: Ready for Prime Time?},
  author={Susan C. Wynne and Richard L. Wells},
For generations, hospital administrators and doctors have closely guarded information about hospital outcomes and physician effectiveness, if they measured them at all. Sharing this information with the public would be unheard of. Patients were expected to do what they were told and not ask questions. In the absence of other sources, patients came to rely almost completely upon physician recommendation or word-of-mouth from friends and family when choosing options for care. Lacking hard data on… CONTINUE READING

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