Response to April 3, 2013 JAMA Article

Publication Date: Apr 2013
Author(s): Moscovice IS, Casey MM
Research Center(s): Minnesota
Topic(s): Quality
Notes: Comments on "Mortality Rates for Medicare Beneficiaries Admitted to Critical Access and Non-CAHs, 2002-2010" (JAMA, 2013; 309(13):1379-1387)

Summary:

This letter to the editors of JAMA responds to “Mortality Rates for Medicare Beneficiaries Admitted to Critical Access and Non-Critical Access Hospitals, 2002-2010” (Joynt et al, April 2013), citing “concerns regarding the data and methods used in this study, as well as the interpretation of results, which reflect a limited understanding of the rural healthcare environment.”

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