Public release of hospital specific death rates; Guidelines for health care executives

Academic Article


  • The following article relates the why's and how's behind HCFA's March 1986 disclosure of hospital specific death rates. The authors, including two medical record professionals, then discuss the impact of this disclosure as well as potential consequences of subsequent similar disclosures, and winning proactive strategies to meet such public airing of data.
  • Author List

  • Fottler MD; Slovensky DT; Rogers SJ
  • Start Page

  • 22
  • End Page

  • 26
  • Volume

  • 58
  • Issue

  • 12