Conclusions from a new study suggest a hospital’s rating is heavily influenced by its location’s socio-economic conditions, writes Modern Healthcare. Hospitals with relatively low star ratings from the CMS were located in cities with high “stress” levels, according to the study, published in JAMA. The stress levels of cities were determined using a 2016 analysis from WalletHub, a finance website that measured socio-economic conditions like unemployment and poverty rates in 150 cities across the country.
Modern Healthcare: CMS' Star Ratings For Hospitals Linked To Social, Economic Factors
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