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Quality data shows no impact on mortality: report
Modern Healthcare

Requiring hospitals to publicly report quality data on the CMS‘ Hospital Compare website appears to have little to no effect on mortality rates, according to a newly published study. Using eight years of Medicare claims data, researchers tried to isolate the net impact of Hospital Compare on death rates, taking into account existing trends in performance improvement and mortality. The results, they say, call into question the utility of posting hospital data on the agency’s consumer site.