Stephen J.LurieMD, PhD, Senior EditorIndividualAuthor
To the Editor: Dr Krumholz and colleagues1 describe HealthGrades as "one of the most ambitious
health ratings resources available today." We agree. Our company continually
strives to improve our methodology and welcomes the attempt to validate our
methods. While we appreciate the efforts of Krumholz et al, their study is
flawed in several important respects.
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