The Hospital Quality Alliance updates CMS Hospital Compare data

Last week the Hospital Quality Alliance (HQA) updated the quality information posted to the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Hospital Compare web site, including new data on pneumonia mortality, pediatric asthma, and updated data on heart attack and heart failure mortality.

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CMS releases new data on hospital mortality

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), today announced important additions to the Hospital Compare consumer web site that will give consumers even better insight into the quality of care provided by their local hospitals.

The improvements include the addition of a mortality measure for pneumonia and, for the first time on Hospital Compare, publicly reported measures for hospital care of children. Previously, Hospital Compare had provided only quality information based on hospitalizations of adult patients.

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