Survey: Patients prefer "hospitals" to "medical centers"

A survey of more than 1,000 U.S. adults found 52% believe a "hospital" would provide better quality of care than a "medical center," while 32% had the opposite view. Steve Rivkin of Rivkin & Associates, one of the companies conducting the survey, said the results go against current thinking that the term hospital is "old-fashioned," which has led many facilities to rebrand themselves as medical centers.

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