Niagara Health Quality Coalition Healthcare Data Does Not Accurately Reflect Care

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August 14, 2013

In a recent Buffalo News article, a report card scored the region’s hospitals as near “average.”

"It’s important for the public to know that the data used to arrive at the Niagara Health Quality Coalition’s (NHQC) star ratings is nearly two years old," said Brian J. D’Arcy, MD, Senior Vice President of Medical Affairs at Catholic Health.

"While we don’t dispute the data for the time period under review, we think healthcare consumers would be better served to know that in most cases where we received a below-average rating, these ratings no longer accurately reflect the care provided at Catholic Health."

Click here to read Dr. D'Arcy's letter to the Buffalo News.