Members of Congress complained to the administration that hospitals needed more time to check the accuracy of quality ratings. Win McNamee/Getty Images hide caption

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After knee surgery, David Larson, 66, of Huntington Beach, Calif., experienced pain in a calf muscle. His answer to an automated email from the doctor led to the diagnosis and treatment of a potentially dangerous blood clot. Heidi de Marco/Kaiser Health News hide caption

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Errors in diagnosis, such as inaccuracies or delays in making the information available, account for an estimated 10 percent of patient deaths, a blue-ribbon report says. iStockphoto hide caption

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Nursing attendant Tracie Bell helps manage patients at the ophthalmology clinic at Los Angeles County Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. The clinic created a color-coded system to reduce wait times for patients. Anna Gorman/Kaiser Health News hide caption

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PCORI Executive Director Joe Selby says grants to medical societies are needed to get through to busy professionals who "may not answer our phone calls." Stephen Elliot/Courtesy of PCORI hide caption

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Coordinating care for high-risk patients was expected to save money and improve quality of care. A Medicare experiment didn't pan out. Roy Scott/Getty Images/Ikon Images hide caption

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Patient perceptions have been tough to change at Rowan Regional Medical Center in Salisbury, N.C. Joanna Serah/Wikimedia hide caption

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With Medicare Pay On The Line, Hospitals Push Harder To Please Patients
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What's A Patient To Do When Hospital Ratings Disagree?
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Shopping for an MRI scan? Guroo.org, won't yet show you what your local hospital or radiologist charges, but it will reveal the average cost of the test in your area. iStockphoto hide caption

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