Reporter resources on covering hospital quality

“Covering Health” blog posts

Series reveals gaps in communication of hospital inspection results, March 14, 2011

Hospital infections on rise in Nev., reporters find, Aug. 10, 2010

Reports detail Dallas hospital on brink of losing federal funds, Aug. 22, 2011

Outpatient inspections show serious lapses, July 16, 2010

CMS reverses decision on access to Idaho inspection reports,  May. 28, 2009

Sunshine Week: Online health data varies by state, March 16, 2009

“Covering Health” blog posts about hospital inspections other than CMS

Joint Commission finds improved hospital quality,  Jan. 19, 2010

VA hospitals faulted for lax infection control, June 17, 2009

Sunshine Week: Some hospital quality measures online but more could be done, March 15, 2009

Conference presentations

Making Sense of Hospital Data, Ashish Jha, April 2012

Articles about conference panels

Explosion of hospital quality data creates opportunities for journalists, May 15, 2012

Reporter tip sheets

Handling the explosion of hospital quality data, April 30, 2012

Reporting on the business of health care, Feb. 18, 2010

Reporter “how-I-did-it” stories

Public handicapped by lack of information on medical errors, Sept. 9, 2010