Federal Web Site Reveals Cardiac Care Mortality Rates

Source: iHealthBeat, June 22, 2007

For the first time in more than a decade, the federal government released data on how well the nation’s hospitals care for Medicare beneficiaries with heart problems, but critics say the lack of detailed information prevents consumers from making real choices. CMS said that their quality improvement officials will work with some hospitals to improve care.
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The database contains:
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– Hospital Quality Information
See Process of Care Measures that show how often hospitals provided recommended treatment for heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, and surgery. Find information about hospitals’ Death (Mortality) Rates for heart attack and heart failure.
– Hospital Checklist
– Your Rights When You Are in the Hospital
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