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America’s Least Deadly Hospitals

When contemplating major surgery, many people go to whatever hospital their family doctor recommends. Others chose a hospital for its star surgeon or because they’ve seen billboard ads touting its specialties.

Either way, it can be a fatal mistake.

The most surprising part of the list is how many big-name academic hospitals are not on it. Johns Hopkins Hospital and various hospitals affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania weren’t good enough to qualify. Harvard’s Massachusetts General Hospital and Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles were on the list last year but didn’t make the cut this year.

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http://www.forbes.com/2010/01/25/hospitals-complications-surgery-lifestyle-health-death-rate.html

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January 26, 2010 - Posted by | healthcare, hospitals, quality | , ,

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