Top Ranked Hospitals Cut Patient Death Risk By 70%

October 16, 2008

A new report released by HealthGrades has found that patients who are treated in top ranked hospitals are 70% less likely to die.....Washington (ChattahBox) – A new report released by HealthGrades has found that patients who are treated in top ranked hospitals are 70% less likely to die.

HealthGrades put out their 11th annual survey on hospital  quality this week, rating many hospitals across the U.S.

The independent health care ratings company made it clear that there is a big difference in treatment at a 5-star hospital facility.

They stated that if patients were treated at a 5-star hospital, it could have prevented the deaths of 237,420 U.S. Medicare patients.

The majority of these deaths were due to heart failure, respiratory failure, sepsis, or pneumonia.

States who did best for mortality rate included as Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Wisconsin, and Illinois.

Those who did worst were in the south, Alabama,  Kentucky, Mississippi, and Tennessee.

The top hospitals in the U.S. were found in Vermont, New Hampshire, and Montana.


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