AAMC President and CEO Darrell G. Kirch, MD, issued the following statement on the passage of a spending package that includes the full FY 2017 Military Construction-Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) spending bill and a continuing resolution (CR) that funds other agencies through Dec. 9, 2016,...
AAMC Applauds Howerton Appointment to PCORI Board of Governors
AAMC (Association of American Medical Colleges) President and CEO Darrell G. Kirch, MD, issued the following statement applauding the appointment of Russell M. Howerton, MD, FACS, to the Board of Governors of the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI).
AAMC Applauds Bill Aimed at Correcting Ratings System That May Mislead Patients
Patients need accurate and reliable information in order to make decisions about their health care. The current proposed methodology for the Hospital Compare Star Ratings does not provide this, but rather may mislead patients into making poor decisions about hospitals.
Star Ratings "Deeply Flawed," Offer Incomplete Picture of Hospital Performance
Patients should beware of making decisions about hospitals using the newly released star ratings. They are based on a deeply flawed methodology that does not take into account important differences in the patient populations and the complexity of conditions that teaching hospitals treat.