Not All Equal: Hospitals’ Quality Of Care Varies Widely Across Country
A new study looks at 22 million hospital admissions using two dozen measures of medical outcomes.
The New York Times:
Go To The Wrong Hospital And You’re 3 Times More Likely To Die
Not all hospitals are created equal, and the differences in quality can be a matter of life or death. In the first comprehensive study comparing how well individual hospitals treated a variety of medical conditions, researchers found that patients at the worst American hospitals were three times more likely to die and 13 times more likely to have medical complications than if they visited one of the best hospitals. (Abelson, 12/14)