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October 19, 2011

Quality of Care in Critical Access Hospitals—Reply

Author Affiliations

Author Affiliations: Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts (Dr Joynt) (kjoynt@partners.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).

JAMA. 2011;306(15):1653-1655. doi:10.1001/jama.2011.1490

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.

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