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Concordance of hospital ranks and category ratings using the current technical specification of US Hospital Star Ratings and reasonable alternative specifications.

Barclay ME, Dixon-Woods M, Lyratzopoulos G. Concordance of hospital ranks and category ratings using the current technical specification of US Hospital Star Ratings and reasonable alternative specifications. JAMA Health Forum. 2022;3(5):e221006. doi: 10.1001/jamahealthforum.2022.1006

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August 31, 2022
Barclay ME. JAMA Health Forum. 2022;3(5):e221006.

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) provides individual and composite quality and safety ratings (i.e., star ratings) for hospitals and other healthcare facilities on its Care Compare website. This study evaluated three alternative methods for rating facilities and compared them to the CMS star ratings. Hospitals were frequently assigned a different star rating using the alternate methods, typically between adjacent star categories.

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Barclay ME, Dixon-Woods M, Lyratzopoulos G. Concordance of hospital ranks and category ratings using the current technical specification of US Hospital Star Ratings and reasonable alternative specifications. JAMA Health Forum. 2022;3(5):e221006. doi: 10.1001/jamahealthforum.2022.1006

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