Data On Hospital-Acquired Conditions Now Available
Modern Healthcare: CMS Publishes Hospital Error Data Over Protests
The CMS has published an electronic file of raw data on its website containing facility-specific information on eight hospital-acquired conditions, including blood incompatibility, air embolisms and two types of healthcare-associated infections. ...The file is also scheduled to be posted on Hospital Compare, the CMS' site for consumers, on April 21. ... The American Hospital Association has strongly opposed the release of the HAC data on the CMS website and on Hospital Compare. The AHA argued that calculations used to calculate HAC rates have never been reviewed for accuracy and that the measures are not endorsed by the National Quality Forum (McKinney, 4/1).
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