Thursday, July 09, 2009

Variation in outcomes for MI, HF, and pneumonia

In an interactive USA TODAY graphic, death rates and readmission rates can be easily calculated for heart attack, heart failure, and pneumonia (from more than 4,400 hospitals in the nation). The data comes from CMS, mid-2005 to 2008. Click here to access the interactive map. Click here to access Hospital Compare, CMS's website where one can compare hospitals (big surprise, huh?) on numerous process and outcome of care measures.

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