Navigation Links
Top-Rated Hospitals Continue to Deliver Better Care
Date:1/31/2008

But analysis calls gap between these and lower-tier facilities 'disappointing'

THURSDAY, Jan. 31 (HealthDay News) -- Patients admitted to the top-rated hospitals in the United States have an average 27 percent lower risk of dying than patients admitted to other hospitals in the country, a new study shows.

Released Thursday by HealthGrades, an independent health-care ratings organization, the analysis of 27 procedures and diagnoses also found that patients who have surgery at the top-rated hospitals have an average 5 percent lower risk of complications during their hospital stay.

For this study, researchers analyzed nearly 41 million hospitalizations in 2004, 2005 and 2006 at all 4,971 of the nation's non-federal hospitals. If all hospitals had the quality of care of the top 5 percent of those hospitals, 171,424 lives may have been saved, and 9,671 major complications may have been avoided during the three years studied.

The study also found that the top 5 percent of hospitals lowered their in-hospital risk-adjusted death rates over those three years by an average of 15 percent.

The procedures and diagnoses included in the analysis included: cardiac surgery; angioplasty and stenting; heart attack; heart failure; atrial fibrillation; chronic obstructive pulmonary disease; community-acquired pneumonia; stroke; abdominal aortic aneurysm repair; bowel obstruction; gastrointestinal bleeding; pancreatitis; diabetic acidosis and coma; pulmonary embolism; and sepsis.

Dr. Samantha Collier, HealthGrades chief medical officer, said, "The data in this year's study clearly indicates that the gap between top-performing hospitals and others persists. This disparity in the quality of care at U.S. hospitals is disappointing."

The top-rated hospitals "have proven that consistently delivering top-notch medical care is possible, and it is time for the rest to follow suit," Collier said in a prepared statem
'/>"/>

Copyright©2008 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Mortality rates 71 percent lower at top-rated hospitals: HealthGrades 2008 hospital-quality study
2. Norwalk virus: Cruise ship illness challenging and costly to hospitals, too
3. RNs at Nine Catholic Healthcare West Hospitals Reach Agreement on New Master Pact
4. Hospitals Could Improve Outcomes for Patients and Save Millions According to Hill-Rom 10th Annual Pressure Ulcer Survey
5. University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics Complete System-Wide Conversion to Masimo SET Pulse Oximetry Technology
6. Hospitals Agree to Pay Fees in Exchange for More Income, but Consumers in the Dark About What Theyll be Charged Under Nunez Plan
7. Memphis Hospitals announces debt tender offer
8. Enhanced PrecyseCode 2X(TM) Further Accelerates Remote Coding and Improves Cash Flow for Hospitals
9. Michigan Hospitals Receive Governors Award
10. Hospitals Improve Survival Rates While Treating Sicker Patients Thomson Healthcare Study Shows
11. Medina General Hospital and University Hospitals Agree to Pursue Affiliation
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Top-Rated Hospitals Continue to Deliver Better Care
(Date:11/21/2014)... Launched today on the iTunes App Store, ... care coordination tool designed to make tracking and sharing ... for family members and caregivers (e.g. physicians home care ... caregiver or home health aide providing care for a ... records, goals, schedules, and even final plans in one ...
(Date:11/21/2014)... OXNARD, CA (PRWEB) November 21, 2014 For ... worth the multiple office visits and months of recovery from ... mouth reconstruction – even at the cost of their youthful ... the Anacapa Dental Art Institute in Oxnard and Woodland Hills, ... teeth in one visit, even in instances where the patient’s ...
(Date:11/21/2014)... 21, 2014 Even with years of experience ... learn and room for growth, participating in two recent events ... Farm’s National Convention, a networking event with the leaders of ... bringing back the latest and greatest in insurance news and ... Kirk and his team (Stacy, Anthony, Reina and Jacob) as ...
(Date:11/21/2014)... According to a National Highway Transportation ... 2014, the inflating system found in certain airbags produced ... The force of inflation may cause the metal canister ... may pierce the airbag’s fabric and potentially cause injuries ... to a Bloomberg Business Week article on ...
(Date:11/21/2014)... Salamon HealthDay Reporter ... intellectually challenging tasks may help preserve thinking skills and ... The researchers compared IQ scores obtained around age ... memory and reasoning scores around age 70. The scientists ... to retain sharper thinking even years after retirement. ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Comprehensive Senior Care Application Launched on Apple App Store 2Health News:Anacapa Dental Art Institute Prosthodontists Develop New Technique to Offer Younger Appearance in Just One Visit 2Health News:Anacapa Dental Art Institute Prosthodontists Develop New Technique to Offer Younger Appearance in Just One Visit 3Health News:Anacapa Dental Art Institute Prosthodontists Develop New Technique to Offer Younger Appearance in Just One Visit 4Health News:Anacapa Dental Art Institute Prosthodontists Develop New Technique to Offer Younger Appearance in Just One Visit 5Health News:Kirk Martin Insurance Agency Goes Local and National with State Farm 2Health News:Takata Airbag Recall Class Action Lawsuit Resource Released by Florida Injury Attorney 2Health News:Takata Airbag Recall Class Action Lawsuit Resource Released by Florida Injury Attorney 3Health News:Could Your Job Help Preserve Your Aging Brain? 2Health News:Could Your Job Help Preserve Your Aging Brain? 3
... Scientists at the leading Swedish medical university Karolinska Institutet ... maintain an appropriate number of ATP sensing ion channel ... in the latest number of Cell Metabolism, explains how ... within the normal range and thereby avoid the development ...
... Firm Ranked Among Inc. ... -, NEW YORK and SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 5 ... today announced 10 recent new hires to work on several ... Chicago offices. The Company also announced that the 2007 ...
... to Manage ... Menopausal Symptoms, WASHINGTON, Sept. 5 Results from ... since the,release of initial findings from the Women,s Health Initiative (WHI) leave,no ... both,physicians and patients regarding the results of the WHI study. The online,survey ...
... 5 With nationwide recalls of,led-laced baby bibs, led is a ... do with all of this lead information? Now what do I,buy? ... the available bibs?" Bibs,are a necessity; used 5 times everyday for ... can feel safe feeding their children,with the help of a Crumb ...
... lead to tough choices for older Americans, researchers find ... in Medicare plans that charge higher co-pays for brand ... prescriptions than their peers who have a flat co-pay ... The data highlights a tough decision for older Americans: ...
... Doctors Grow as MedHelp Focuses on Answering More ... Consumer Health Questions ... online,health community connecting people to medical experts, information and,shared experiences, ... M.D. and Stephen Ryu, M.D. have joined their,premier roster of ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Scientists explain how insulin secreting cells maintain their glucose sensitivity 2Health News:WeissComm Partners Makes 10 New Hires as It Wins New Accounts and Grows Existing Business 2Health News:One of the Largest Post-WHI Physician Surveys Shows More Education is Needed: Patient Misinformation About Hormone Therapy Remains High 2Health News:One of the Largest Post-WHI Physician Surveys Shows More Education is Needed: Patient Misinformation About Hormone Therapy Remains High 3Health News:One of the Largest Post-WHI Physician Surveys Shows More Education is Needed: Patient Misinformation About Hormone Therapy Remains High 4Health News:Mother and Daughter Create Lead-Free/Safe Bibs and Solve Messy Mealtime Problems 2Health News:High Co-Pays Cause Seniors to Go Without Meds 2Health News:MedHelp to Add Top Stanford Surgeons and Specialized Forums to Online Health Community 2Health News:MedHelp to Add Top Stanford Surgeons and Specialized Forums to Online Health Community 3
(Date:11/21/2014)... , 21. November 2014 Michael ... sich am Morgen des 14. Februar 2014 zugetragen hat. ... wohl kaum vergessen. Video - http://youtu.be/5cVoMCe0uiE ... ich dabei war, mein morgendliches Training zu machen", erzählt ... zu der Zeit begeisterte Anhänger der CrossFit-Trainingsmethode. ...
(Date:11/21/2014)...   Coqui RadioPharmaceuticals Corp. , a medical isotope ... of Molybdenum-99 (Mo-99), is proud to announce it has ... design its Medical Isotope Production Facility (MIPF) in ... isotope of Technetium-99, which is used in 80 percent ... legislation making it a national priority to produce Mo-99, ...
(Date:11/21/2014)...   Wellcentive , the industry leader in ... announced today being named one of the four ... .  Sponsored by Intel, the world leader in ... recognizes companies developing leading-edge technology and unique approaches ... Wellcentive,s Mason Beard , senior ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Tochter rettet Vater durch Herz-Lungen-Wiederbelebung vor plötzlichem Herztod 2Tochter rettet Vater durch Herz-Lungen-Wiederbelebung vor plötzlichem Herztod 3Coqui RadioPharmaceuticals Inks Deal With INVAP 2Wellcentive Named Finalist for 2014 Intel Innovation Award 2Wellcentive Named Finalist for 2014 Intel Innovation Award 3
... Cell Therapeutics, Inc. (CTI),(Nasdaq and MTA: CTIC) today announced that the following presentations,will ... formerly XYOTAX(TM)),at the 44th American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting,May 30 through ... Poster # ... (Abstract#) Sat., ...
... First and Only Treatment for Hunter Syndrome Now Approved in ... ... Worldwide, BASINGSTOKE, England and CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts, May ... company, announced that ELAPRASE(R),(idursulfase), a human enzyme replacement therapy for ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Cell Therapeutics, Inc. (CTI) Announces Presentations at American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting 2Cell Therapeutics, Inc. (CTI) Announces Presentations at American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting 3Shire Announces Approval of ELAPRASE(R) (idursulfase) in Brazil 2Shire Announces Approval of ELAPRASE(R) (idursulfase) in Brazil 3Shire Announces Approval of ELAPRASE(R) (idursulfase) in Brazil 4Shire Announces Approval of ELAPRASE(R) (idursulfase) in Brazil 5
... surgery, and the accompanying need for patient ... graft be developed. Grafts must not only ... available in varying sizes and configurations for ... long been the prosthetic of choice among ...
... GORE-TEX Vascular Grafts have met the challenges ... over 25 years. Recognized for exceptional performance ... of renowned surgeons worldwide. These grafts require ... of infection, and assure utmost thrombectomy safety. ...
... Vascular Grafts have met the challenges of ... 25 years. Recognized for exceptional performance and ... renowned surgeons worldwide. These grafts require no ... infection, and assure utmost thrombectomy safety. Gore ...
... Graft, the newest vascular graft offering from ... in vascular surgical products for more than ... kinking and compression problems that can ... provides all of the benefits of a ...
Medicine Products: