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Old data is valueless

A part of my presentation to folks in Denver related to the organizational value of clinical outcome transparency in helping the clinical staff to hold themselves accountable to the standard of care that they value for their hospital. (Regular readers of this blog will not be surprised by that message, as I have been making this case for a long time!) One person later suggested that this was being accomplished in Colorado because the state government has had a website for several years with publicly reported data.
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