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Hospital ratings: a guide for the perplexed.

Zuger A. Hospital ratings: a guide for the perplexed. JAMA. 2015;313(19):1911-2. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.5269.

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June 3, 2015
Zuger A. JAMA. 2015;313:1911-2.

Concerns have been raised about the variability of measures used to rate safety and quality in hospitals. Spotlighting the growing focus on publicly available quality data, this commentary provides information about the science of quality measurement, including the differences between rating systems and the strengths and weaknesses of numerical data versus survey responses.

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Zuger A. Hospital ratings: a guide for the perplexed. JAMA. 2015;313(19):1911-2. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.5269.