Patterns of performance and improvement in US Medicare's Hospital Star Ratings, 2016-2017.


General Internal Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA [Email]


Publicly reported quality data can help consumers make informed choices about where to seek medical care. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services developed a composite Hospital Compare Overall Star Rating for US acute-care hospitals in 2016. However, patterns of performance and improvement have not been previously described.


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