Controversy over Medicare's decision to remove certain health care–associated conditions from the Hospital Compare Web site.USA Today. August 6, 2014.
Feds stop public disclosure of many serious hospital errors.
O'Donnell J. USA Today. August 6, 2014.
This newspaper article reports on changes to publicly reported data on the Hospital Compare Web site. Several avoidable hospital-acquired conditions, such as air embolism or retained foreign objects, are no longer included. Working with the National Quality Forum, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) decided to modify the list to make it easier for consumers to use and understand.
Never events: Utah hospitals saw nearly 60 serious errors in 2007.
May H. Salt Lake Tribune. August 18, 2008.
Is your hospital really as safe as you think? Our updated hospital safety score can help you find out.
Consumer Reports. March 27, 2014.
Maryland hospitals aren't reporting all errors and complications, experts say.
Cohn M. Baltimore Sun. July 26, 2014.
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