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Web Sites Compare How Hospitals Measure Up

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Web Sites Compare How Hospitals Measure Up

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A new Web site called "Hospital Compare" evaluates hospital death rates around the country and shows how individual hospitals stack up against the national average. Guests discuss the reliability of the data on the site and describe the measures hospitals are taking to improve performance.

Guests:

Dr. Donald Berwick, president and CEO, Institute for Healthcare Improvement

Dr. Robert M. Wachter, professor of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco; chief of medical service at UCSF Medical Center

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