Hospitals May Soon Be Reaching For The Stars

Kaiser Health News staff writer Jordan Rau reports: "Star wars may be coming to a hospital near you. Medicare is considering assigning stars or some other easily understood symbol to hospitals so patients can more easily compare the quality of care at various institutions. The ratings would appear on Medicare’s Hospital Compare website and be based on many of the 100 quality measures the agency already publishes" (Rau, 7/18). Read the story.

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