Tue, Dec 6, 2011 -- 9:00 AM
Rating HospitalsDownload audio (MP3)
The California Hospital Association has withdrawn its support for a project measuring the quality of care delivered by hospitals around the state. Could this move prevent consumers from getting important hospital safety information? We discuss hospital ratings, where to find them and what they can tell us.
Host: Michael Krasny
- Adams Dudley, professor of medicine and health policy at UCSF in the Pulmonary and Critical Care Division
- Betsy Imholz, special projects director for Consumers Union and an expert on health policy
- David Perrott, senior vice president and chief medical officer for Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare System and chair of the California Hospital Association Quality Committee