Summary: Good health-care quality data is hard to find, so when new information sets come on line, we get excited. Here’s new data from U.S. News and Word Report:  “Data on how well 4,600 U.S. hospitals perform on common elective surgeries like knee replacements, and on treating chronic health conditions like congestive heart failure were released Wednesday on a new consumer tool from U.S. News and World Report,” Modern Healthcare reports. 


“The ‘Common Care’ rating system looks at outcomes for five high-volume surgeries and chronic diseases that potentially impact millions of U.S. inpatients patients each year,” Sabriya Rice wrote.

“ ‘This analysis has broad relevance in terms of addressing the types of patients hospitals see every day,’ said Ben Harder, chief of health analysis for U.S News. ‘We are now on the cusp of being able to provide consumers with concrete, hospital level, very specific information about volumes and performance.’” Sabriya Rice, New rating looks at hospital performance on high-volume procedures,” Modern Healthcare.

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Jeanne Pinder

Jeanne Pinder  is the founder and CEO of ClearHealthCosts. She worked at The New York Times for almost 25 years as a reporter, editor and human resources executive, then volunteered for a buyout and founded...