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Public Reporting Is Essential for a Safe Health Care System

What will it take to motivate hospitals to do what we know works to make health care safer? In a new commentary, Lucian Leape, M.D., adjunct professor of health policy and management at the Harvard School of Public Health, argues that, of the three major approaches to improving patient safety—regulation/accreditation, financial incentives, and public reporting—the most promising is public reporting of performance information and feedback to providers.

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