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State hospital association: Report cards outlived usefulness with federal data
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State volunteer reporting of hospital quality, such as patient satisfaction, mortality from complications, and infection rates, may have outlived its usefulness, according to California Hospital Association Jan Emerson-Shea about California’s hospital report cards. In light of Medicare’s mandated public reporting on a federal level, voluntary state efforts may be duplicative in this administrative–oftentimes, burdensome–task.

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