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NY hospital group turns the tables on hospital graders

The Washington Post / Kaiser Health News, November 5, 2013
Judge not, that ye be not judged. Irked by the growing number of report cards assessing the quality of hospitals, a New York State hospital association has taken this biblical admonition to heart by putting out a report card grading the quality of hospital graders. Five of the 10 report cards that were evaluated were given low marks. "HANYS' Report On Report Cards," published Monday by the Healthcare Association of New York State, used nine criteria to assess report cards issued by government or private organizations. These principles included whether the report card used measures grounded in scientific evidence, whether the data were recent and whether hospitals had a chance to review the findings before publication to pinpoint errors.