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Hospital Compare site needs changes: study
Modern Healthcare

The government’s Hospital Compare website, created to provide hospital-specific quality information to consumers, does little to help patients choose facilities for risky surgical procedures, according to a newly published study in the Archives of Surgery. To receive their full Medicare payment update, hospitals are required to report on surgical quality measures related to infection prevention and other processes of care. For instance, users of the Hospital Compare website can access hospitals’ compliance rates with set standards for preoperative antibiotic administration.

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