Published in Cancer Weekly, March 2nd, 2010
According to Dr. Bach, a physician and epidemiologist, who also studies health-care policy and quality and was the Senior Policy Advisor at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (or CMS) in 2005 and 2006, said that the Dartmouth Atlas hospital ratings don't account for differences in the types of patients that different hospitals treat, or factor in whether those hospitals have good or bad outcomes. Instead, Dr. Bach noted, the Atlas ratings, which are widely...
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