S public reporting plan.

said ACC President Kim Allan Williams, M.D., FACC. The hospitals that voluntarily thought we would participate in this general public reporting effort are showing a genuine commitment to quality improvement and assisting to ensure heart disease patients nationwide have the best possible treatment. Hospitals can receive up to four stars based on their efficiency in each data measure with four out of four getting the highest ranking; hospitals that chose never to launch data are outlined as not taking part in ACC's public reporting effort..Alcohol should be consumed in moderation, with consideration for local public wellness recommendations. Numerous social and medical complications are associated with increased intake of alcohol; therefore any positive implications of its use must be understood within the wider wellness context. .

Fred Poordad, M.D., Christophe Hezode, M.D., Roger Trinh, M.D., M.P.H., Kris V. Kowdley, M.D., Stefan Zeuzem, M.D., Kosh Agarwal, M.D., Mitchell L.