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Updated Data on WhyNotTheBest, The Commonwealth Fund's free benchmarking tool for health care professionals, has been updated with the latest data from Hospital Compare. This major quarterly update includes data on:

  • readmission and mortality rates
  • incidence of health care–acquired infections
  • average Medicare payments to providers
  • measures of timely and effective stroke care
  • measures of blood clot prevention and treatment
  • influenza and pneumonia vaccination rates
  • measures of timely emergency care
  • measures of patients' experiences
  • measures of recommended care for heart attacks, heart failure, pneumonia, and surgery.

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