Trump administration backs off plan to reduce reporting on hospital infections, safety

August 3, 2018, USA Today, Jayne O’ Donnell- Federal health officials reversed course on a plan to withhold public disclosure of hospital infection and safety problems that are the third leading cause of death in the U.S., a new rule announced late Thursday shows. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) said they will publicly report the errors, injuries, and infections the agency proposed removing from one of the public reporting programs. The information will now be published on the federal Hospital Compare site and in a downloadable database and will include the dates and details.

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