Study Finds 52 Percent Lower Chance Of Dying At Top-rated Hospitals

Wednesday, October 14, 2009 - 21:28 in Health & Medicine

The largest annual study of patient outcomes at each of the nation's 5,000 nonfederal hospitals found a wide gap in quality between the nation's best hospitals and all others. According to the study, the leading independent health-care ratings organization, patients at highly rated hospitals have a 52 percent lower chance of dying compared with the US hospital average, a quality chasm that has persisted for the last decade.

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