Monday, August 8, 2011

Patients' Top Marks Don't Always Equal Safe Care

A new article in USA Today explains that the newspaper's analysis of new Medicare data suggests that patients' perceptions of the quality if their care in hospitals differs from what is shown by more objective measures like readmission rates and deaths.

The article discusses the fact that more than 120 hospitals which were very well-reviewed by patients for providing excellent care conversly have high death rates related to heart failure, pneumonia and heart attacks.

Click here to read the article.

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