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Hospital Death Rates Now Posted on Medicare Web Site

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· Story link The federal government has posted, for the first time, the death rates at hospitals around the country…

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The federal government has posted, for the first time, the death rates at hospitals around the country on the Medicare Web site, www.hospitalcompare.hhs.gov. The data posted shows death rates for pneumonia, heart attack and heart failure for patients within the first 30 days at hospitals. (8/21/08)