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Hospital Groups Strike Back at Hospital Rating Systems
Health Leaders Media

As hospitals grow increasingly frustrated with contradictory commercial rating systems that grade, score, and rank their quality of care, the Association of American Medical Colleges and other hospital groups are striking back.

They’ve issued a list of 25 Guiding Principles to help hospital officials judge the scorecards themselves, so they can explain results to their patients, payers, philanthropists, and board members, and if there are fees associated, so they can determine whether a survey’s marketing value is worth the asking price.