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Two noteworthy findings by Wang @rkwadhera @DLBHATTMD in @JAMACardio:
1) Hospitals in the @usnews top 50 have better mortality rates than other hospitals in AMI, CABG & HF. Better HCAHPS, too. Not too surprising, but certainly reassuring.
2) But...…

2) But those same top hospitals do no better than others on readmission.

Why? Well, we have to ask ourselves whether readmission is a valid indicator of quality. And if it is, is it valid in all patient cohorts, or only certain ones?
As Wang @rkwadhera @DLBHATTMD understatedly write:

“The observed discrepancy between readmissions and other performance measures raises concern that readmissions may not be an adequate metric of hospital care quality.”
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