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Reporting High Rates of Blood Clots After Surgery May Be Penalizing Hospitals Providing Higher Quality Care

The JAMA Report

The risk of developing a blood clot after surgery is a common but serious complication. Hospitals report the number of these clots along with other performance measures on public websites. A new study examined why certain hospitals providing some of the highest quality care had some of the worst rankings when it came to reporting blood clots after surgery. Catherine Dolf has more in this week’s JAMA Report.