Recently, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) announced the inclusion of Veterans Affairs (VA) hospital performance data on its Hospital Compare website.1 Prior to this release, comparisons of quality at VA vs non-VA hospitals were inconclusive and had methodological limitations.2,3 Given longstanding concerns about care at VA hospitals,4 our objective was to compare available outcome, patient experience, and behavioral health measures between VA and non-VA hospitals.
Blay E, DeLancey JO, Hewitt DB, Chung JW, Bilimoria KY. Initial Public Reporting of Quality at Veterans Affairs vs Non–Veterans Affairs Hospitals. JAMA Intern Med. Published online April 17, 2017. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2017.0605