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Next Issue of U.S. News Best Hospitals Rankings to Include New Public Transparency Measure

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U.S News has announced the next edition of Best Hospitals will feature a new Public Transparency measure, which will have a weight of 3% in the adult Pulmonology & Lung Surgery specialty rankings. The same measure will be included in the Procedures & Conditions statistical analysis, and it likely will be used in calculating the Lung Cancer Surgery ratings.

The new measure will be based on whether each eligible hospital’s performance data for Lobectomy has been publicly reported via the General Thoracic Surgery Database (GTSD) Public Reporting website, which is maintained by the Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS). Participants in the registry will not receive credit unless their data have been publicly reported.

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