Blog spotlight: Transparency...are we there yet?
Patient Safety Monitor Insider
March 28, 2012
Apparently not. Public reporting of surgical site infections is required in only eight states. That fact was brought to light by a new Johns Hopkins University report, which calls for more reporting. Lead author of the report, Martin Makary, MD, notes that patients still have little information when chosing hospitals.
Personally, I think the bigger issue is that public reporting gives hospitals, from the top down, a real push to do better.