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Mortality rates 71 percent lower at top-rated hospitals: HealthGrades 2008 hospital-quality study
Date:10/14/2007

and region (CT, ME, MA, NH, RI, and VT) were top-performing hospitals.

In the studys analysis of mortality rates, the following 18 procedures and conditions were analyzed: atrial fibrillation, bowel obstruction, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, coronary bypass surgery, coronary interventional procedures (angioplasty/stent), diabetic acidosis and coma, gastrointestinal bleed, gastrointestinal surgeries and procedures, heart attack, heart failure, pancreatitis, pneumonia, pulmonary embolism, resection/replacement of the abdominal aorta, respiratory failure, sepsis, stroke, and valve replacement surgery.


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