1. Research the current status of the CMS Quality programs discussed in this chapter. Write an update for this section of the chapter.
2. Research the current year’s National Quality Strategy. Has it changed since this book was published? List the differences and comment on the changes.
Use Hospital Compare and the Joint Commission Quality Check to research three hospitals in your region of the country. Write a report outlining your findings. Would any of the information you discovered influence your choice of care for you or your family? Why or why not?