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‘Substantial’ Variation From State To State In Hospital Safety Records

USA Today: Healthgrades: Which States Have The Safest Hospitals
Arizona, California, Illinois and Ohio scored the best marks for hospital care in a new report ... The differences between states are "substantial,'' says Evan Marks, a lead author. "For instance, in Alabama you have a 42% higher risk of dying from a heart attack in a hospital than in Arizona." The rankings are based on an analysis of data released annually by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (Lloyd, 10/23).

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