Author Affiliations: Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts (Dr Joynt) (firstname.lastname@example.org); Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration, Rockville, Maryland (Dr Harris); and Department of Health Policy and Management, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston (Dr Jha).
In Reply: Dr Moscovice and Ms Casey appropriately highlight their ongoing work tracking quality at CAHs1; this work is essential to helping CAHs improve the care they provide. Our work adds to theirs by placing CAHs in a larger context, comparing them with other acute care hospitals in the United States, and increasing awareness about the unique challenges they face.
Joynt KE, Harris Y, Jha AK. Quality of Care in Critical Access Hospitals—Reply. JAMA. 2011;306(15):1653-1655. doi:10.1001/jama.2011.1490