More of that big government interference with your doctor and hospital is now taking effect. Medicare will start levying fine on hospitals that have excessive re-admissions within 30 daysÂ for certain complications from treatment (or lack of, or shoddy care). It will be based on statistical analysis ofÂ patientÂ records, and to begin with it will only apply to heart attack, heart failure andÂ pneumonia.
This will be expanded to other ailments that hospitals are notorious for cutting corners on. The numbers will be available online so that you can see what sort of death trap your local care facility really is.