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Hospitals dispute HHS infection data

New data posted to the Department of Health & Human Services’ (HHS) Hospital Compare website has sparked criticism from hospitals and health systems across the nation. While some hospitals complained the website features outdated information, hospitals in California are contesting its accuracy. In particular, the California Hospital Association (CHA) is questioning Hospital Compare data that indicates some area hospitals have significantly higher blood infection rates than the national average, reports Payers & Providers.