Somewhere in America, at a pace of about once per second, a patient checks into a hospital. With more than 33 million hospitalizations a year and so many patients on whom to sharpen their skills, hospitals could be expected to meet the most demanding standards for quality and safety.
To help readers narrow their search, U.S. News evaluates hospitals in 16 areas of complex specialty care and nine important procedures and conditions. (GETTY IMAGES
Readers should use caution when making choices or conclusions from the list. Choosing a physician rather than a hospital can be more important than the hospital. Some of the specific results are from statistical averaging, and do not report other statistical information, such as standard deviations,mean, or mode.
Readers must remember, U.S. News is not an accrediting organization and bases their reports from many sources. The authors of the article are By Ben Harder, Avery Comarow and Geoff Dougherty |
The authors of the US News report are verified, all are credible sources and have been vetted by US News. (This is probably as good as it gets. (gml)
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