This announcement comes at the same time that USA Today has published an interview with
Marty Makary, a surgeon at Johns Hopkins Hospital. Dr. Makaray has recently written a new book, Unaccountable: What Hospitals Won't Tell You and How Transparency Can Revolutionize Health Care, in which he suggests that hospitals aren't forthcoming about medical errors, readmission rates and other quality issues.
What do you think about these two sides of the quality discussion? Comment below.
Click here to read the story about the Joint Commission's announcement.
Click here to read the interview with Dr. Makaray.