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Foundation Releases Comprehensive Regional Health Care Report Card
Date:10/28/2008

f the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and national hospital and consumer organizations, Hospital Compare is based on data voluntarily submitted by nearly all of the nation's hospitals. Thirty-day mortality rates are from Hospital Compare, while inpatient mortality was calculated from state administrative databases using the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Inpatient Quality Indicator methodology and 3M risk-adjustment model. Leapfrog Group data are derived from data submitted by hospitals in 2008. Patient safety indicator findings are from 2007 and rely on methodology developed by AHRQ.

Hospital-specific Medicare cost information is based on average payments for given treatments and procedures. Charges represent average "list prices" billed to self-paying patients only.

About the New York State Health Accountability Foundation

IPRO, an independent organization that evaluates and works to improve the quality of health care services, and the New York Business Group on Health, New York's leading business coalition for health policy and information, are founding sponsors of the New York State Health Accountability Foundation. The Foundation was started with grants from the New York State Department of Health and New York State Legislature, and is guided by an Employer Advisory Council including representatives of The Bank of New York, The City of New York and the CBS Corporation.


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