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July 10, 2012


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Medicare/Medicaid are publishing hospital ratings, freely available on data.gov. Interestingly enough, I wrote a post on US top 5 worst hospitals recently using a dataset from data.gov. The information is out there...sadly most consumers don't know where it is and most times it's not presented in an easy-to-understand fashion.

For reference, my post: http://bogdanrau.com/blog/top-5-worst-hospitals


Wow!Most would look at which hospitals are rating the best. It certainly is interesting to look at those with the worst ratings.

Unfortunately, some of those hospitals are familiar. Thanks for sharing, Bogdan.


Sadly, some are familiar to me as well. One would hope that their admins are using the data they report on to make improvements. There was a TED talk about how a simple checklist in the OR made outstanding changes in patient safety.....its the little things. It will be interesting to see what the differences are next year compared to this year.

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