USA TODAY reports that ” the government plans to post a consumer-friendly comparison of hospitals’ heart attack and heart failure death rates on the Internet.”
- Government to list hospitals that falter in heart attack care, By Steve Sternberg, USA TODAY (1/10/2007)
Consumers will gain access to the results of the analysis in June, when the agency posts data from July 1, 2005 to June 30, 2006 on a Medicare website called Hospital Compare, hospitalcompare.hhs.gov. Rather than directly posting hospitals’ death rates, the site will simply report whether a hospital performs better, worse or on par with the national average.
Hospital Compare now offers a rundown of hospitals’ diligence in providing the best therapies for heart disease and other conditions, based on the available scientific evidence.
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