Study reveals wide gap in patient outcomes at U.S. hospitals

10/21/2010 | Healthcare IT News

A HealthGrades study found that the average mortality rates at U.S. hospitals were 7.98% lower in 2009 compared with 2007, but it also revealed an "unacceptably wide gap" in patient outcomes between top-rated and lower-rated hospitals. "For hospital leaders as well as potential patients, it is essential that they understand -- and act upon -- these findings," a co-author of the study said.

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