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New quality ratings roil hospitals, give consumers help

Written by Dan Mangan (CNBC)
Wednesday, 27 Jul 2016 | 5:14 PM ET


New overall quality ratings that assign individual hospitals one to five stars based on how well they care for patients were released Wednesday by the federal government, giving consumers a new tool for making health-care choices for themselves and loved ones.



Lindsey McCandless, associate director of ADVI Health, a boutique health-care advisory firm, said that for consumers “the star ratings only provides a snapshot of quality care.” She also said, “Patients must keep in mind that they may not be based on what is most important to their needs.”

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