The final GAO report contained not only recommendations, but preliminary responses of those affected by the recommendations. See what CMS, CAP, JCAHO, and COLA had to say to the GAO when they saw the first draft of the report.
with Sten Westgard, MS
As a result of the GAO investigation, there are 13 recommendations being made in their report. We've analyzed each point to determine if they're useful, bizarre, or just irrelevant.
Across the US, laboratorians are growing pale. Many of them will no longer know the exact date of their inspection. But will "surprise" inpections improve quality?