HealthGrades: Hospital mortality rates improve but care varies

10/18/2011 | Modern Healthcare (subscription required)

U.S. in-hospital mortality rates tied to 18 measures and procedures improved by 13% from 2008 to 2010, according to HealthGrades' annual report. The authors said hospital care varied widely but that a typical patient was 73% less likely to die at a top-performing hospital than at a bottom-ranked one.

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