Study examines hospital performance on Medicare measures

04/2/2013 | Healthcare Informatics online

A Northwestern Medicine study of almost 3,000 U.S. hospitals based on data between 2008 and 2010 indicated that for-profit hospitals scored 50 on average for their Medicare reimbursement performance measures, while nonprofit and public hospitals scored 35 and 30, respectively. Study author Dr. Rahul Khare, however, noted that while "nonprofit and public hospitals scored lower on quality, many won't lose out because they are improving."

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