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Consumer rankings and health care: toward validation and transparency.

Hota B, Webb TA, Stein BD, et al. Consumer Rankings and Health Care: Toward Validation and Transparency. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2016;42(10):439-446.

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October 12, 2016
Hota B, Webb TA, Stein BD, et al. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2016;42:439-446.

Hospital quality rankings, though widely-used, remain controversial. This validation study found inaccuracies in the U.S. News and World Report hospital rankings when compared with Centers for Medicare and Medicaid–measured rates of safety events. The authors state that in response to their findings, the U.S. News and World Report revised their ranking method and data sources.

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Hota B, Webb TA, Stein BD, et al. Consumer Rankings and Health Care: Toward Validation and Transparency. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2016;42(10):439-446.