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Friday, November 4, 2016
Hospital Compare is updated with VA hospital performance data
“We are excited to be working with
VA to expand on this work so that Americans will have the information they need
on more facilities in order to make an informed decision on their health care,”
said Patrick Conway, M.D., CMS Acting Principal Deputy Administrator and Chief
Medical Officer. “We are strongly committed to transparency and providing
Americans seeking health care information they need to help make decisions on
the care they seek.”
The VA tables include data for
quarterly timely and effective care measures, VA satisfaction survey results,
outcomes measures including mortality and readmission rates for selected
conditions, behavioral health measures, and measures of patient safety.
The goal of this project is to
present the VA’s quality and safety data to veterans, their families and the
public in a useful and understandable format.
“We are so pleased to be reporting
our facility quality and safety data for sharing via Medicare’s website,” said
Dr. Carolyn Clancy, Deputy Under Secretary for Health for Organizational
Excellence, Veterans Health Administration. “CMS has the world’s most trusted
reporting system for hospital performance. VA’s participation in this is
a good value for veterans and for the nation.”