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New York City’s public hospitals will begin releasing data about rates of hospital-acquired infections and deaths at their facilities.

This kind of disclosure is key if we want to start controlling the underlying expenses associated with health care — saving billions in avoidable health care expenses to fix mistakes.

In California, advocates have been fighting for such information as part of the larger health care reform effort. AB8 (Nunez/Perata) was just amended earlier this week to include such provisions, which would help control California’s own health care costs.

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