Base on this : http://www.cnn.com/2015/06/01/health/st-marys-medi…
This article (and there are many others like it) illustrates how many layers of obfuscation and plain old deception there can be between health care providers and simple consumer information (in this case, the mortality rate of pediatric cardiac surgery). Please consider the following in your response to this article:
- What can/should be done via the at the Federal and State government levels to improve this flow of consumer information?
- What role can/should the JCAHO and other accreditation bodies play in improving the flow of objective information to the consumer?
- If you know of similar examples where consumer information has been difficult or impossible to attain, feel free to share, and provide your thoughts and analysis.
- As always, ad lib in any additional ways you’d like to based on this article.