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Research Letter
April 27, 2020

Assessing the Agreement of Hospital Performance on 3 National Mortality Ratings for 2 Common Inpatient Conditions

Author Affiliations
  • 1Johns Hopkins Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality, Baltimore, Maryland
  • 2University Hospitals, Cleveland, Ohio
JAMA Intern Med. 2020;180(6):904-905. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2020.0450

A number of organizations publicly report condition-specific hospital mortality ratings. For those conditions where these ratings overlap, the perception is that the ratings often conflict with each other, making it difficult for health care stakeholders to understand which rating system to trust.1 We sought to understand the level of agreement and disagreement of condition-specific mortality ratings for individual hospitals across 3 national publicly reported rating systems.

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