Medicare faulted on surgery evaluation
Researchers are casting doubt on Medicare's methods for trying to reduce surgical deaths and complications, suggesting the agency focus more on actual outcomes of surgeries than on how operations are conducted.
In a study published Monday, researchers at the University of Michigan said the better way to lower death and complication rates could well be to publicize such rates, hospital by hospital.
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