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Hospital Quality Data: CMS Needs More Rigorous Methods to Ensure Reliability of Publicly Released Data

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Description
Describes how the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) collects hospital quality measures and ways the process could be improved to better ensure the accuracy of the data. Discusses how rural and urban hospital accuracy scores compare.
Date
02/2006
Type
Document
Organization
Government Accountability Office
Tagged as
Healthcare quality · Hospitals · Medicare · Policy · Rural-urban differences · Statistics and data