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Hospital Lobbyists Aren’t So Savvy In Dealing With Hospital Ratings

Lately hospital lobbyists appear flummoxed by a relatively new and powerful phenomenon in health care they can’t seem to control: public reports comparing the quality of care different hospitals provide to their patients. A variety of organizations now issue hospital comparisons, from U.S. News & World Report to Consumer Reports to my own nonprofit founded by employer purchasers of health benefits, The Leapfrog Group, which in many respects pioneered the public reporting enterprise back in 2000.