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To Gauge Hospital Quality, Patients Deserve More Outcome Measures
The Health Care Blog

Patients, providers and the public have much to celebrate. Last week, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ Hospital Compare website added central line-associated bloodstream infections in intensive care units to its list of publicly reported quality of care measures for individual hospitals. Why is this so important? There is universal support for the idea that the U.S. health care system should pay for value rather than volume, for the results we achieve rather than efforts we make.