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Healthgrades Recognizes Top Hospitals in Treatment of Maternity Care, Gynecologic Surgery and Women's Health
Date:6/18/2013

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Healthgrades 2013 Women's Health Excellence Award™
Hospitals recognized as Healthgrades 2013 Women's Health Excellence Award recipients have the potential to save women's lives. Given the biological and physiological differences between the genders, women tend to be more or less vulnerable to some conditions, exhibit different symptoms, or react differently to treatments and procedures. The Healthgrades report found that:

  • Women fare worse in the treatment of common cardiovascular diseases. For example, in Coronary Artery Bypass Graft procedure, women had a 36.9% higher risk of in-hospital mortality rate compared to men.
  • Women fare better in the treatment of bone and joint conditions. For example, in Hip Replacement procedure, women had a 29.9% lower risk of in-hospital complications compared to men.
  • Although women's risks for mortality in other common conditions is lower than that for men, more women than men were hospitalized for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (57.9%), Pneumonia (52.7%) and Stroke (53.3%). 

To help consumers evaluate and compare hospital performance in women's health, Healthgrades evaluated hospitals from all 50 states and the District of Columbia for their performance in caring for women in 15 common hospital-based conditions and procedures from 2009 through 2011.  Compared to hospitals that performed in the bottom 10%, Healthgrades Women's Health Excellence Award recipients as a group had a 55% lower mortality rate across eight conditions and procedures and a 21% lower complication rate across seven conditions and procedures.[2]  If all hospitals nationwide performed at the level of the Healthgrades Women's Health Excellence Award hospitals:

  • 46,317 women's lives could have potentially been saved '/>"/>

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