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According to a new study, hospitals rated in the top 5% in the nation:


  • have a 29% lower risk-adjusted mortality rate
  • showed an average of 13.91% improvement in risk-adjusted mortality from 2006 through 2008, versus 10.41% improvement for all other hospitals
  • had risk-adjusted complication rates that were 9% lower than all other hospitals
  • are improving their clinical quality at a faster pace than other hospitals
Source: “Top Hospitals Have 29% Lower Mortality, Improving Faster: Annual HealthGrades Study,” HealthGrades press release, January 26, 2010, http://www.healthgrades.com/media/DMS/pdf/HealthGradesDHACERelease2010.pdf
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February 10, 2010 - Posted by | healthcare, hospitals, quality | , ,

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