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Study: Hospital quality comparisons are inconsistent

Researchers at UCLA reviewed six hospital comparison Web sites and found that they offer inconsistent results and use inappropriate or incomplete standards to measure quality, according to a report in the September issue of Archives of Surgery. Sites reviewed include CMS's Hospital Compare, Quality Check from the Joint Commission, Leapfrog Group's Hospital Quality and Safety Survey Results and three private and proprietary sites.

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