The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services are now publishing Clinical Quality Linked Data on Health.data.gov, beginning with Hospital Compare. Hospital Compare is a data set providing reports and survey results about how well hospitals treat various conditions, each with specific metrics that apply to measures designed to give citizens an understanding of how well hospitals perform when compared with state and national statistics.
George Thomas, the HHS Enterprise Architect of Data.gov, wrote about this data set and the new data access techniques the site is using.
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