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New and Updated Data on WhyNotTheBest.org

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New and updated performance data comparing access to care, health care quality, and outcomes in hospitals and regions are now available on WhyNotTheBest.org.

The new performance data measure:

  • median wait times for emergency care;
  • pneumonia and influenza immunization rates;
  • use of health information technology (whether hospitals receive lab results electronically and track clinical results between patient visits); and
  • average spending per hospitalized Medicare beneficiary.

In addition, the following data sets have been updated with the most recently available data from CMS Hospital Compare:

  • process-of-care measures for recommended heart attack care, heart failure care, pneumonia care, and surgery;
  • Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) measures of patients’ experiences; and
  • incidence of health care‚Äďassociated infections (CLABSIs).

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