Skip to main content
Newspaper/Magazine Article

Feds stop public disclosure of many serious hospital errors.

O'Donnell J.

August 13, 2014
O'Donnell J.

This newspaper article reports on changes to publicly reported data on the Hospital Compare Web site. Several avoidable hospital-acquired conditions, such as air embolism or retained foreign objects, are no longer included. Working with the National Quality Forum, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) decided to modify the list to make it easier for consumers to use and understand.