US News rates hospital performance on high-volume procedures

Modern Healthcare reports that data on how well “4,600 U.S. hospitals perform on common elective surgeries like knee replacements, and on treating chronic health conditions like congestive heart failure were released on a new consumer tool from U.S. News and World Report.” The rating system looks at outcomes for three surgeries: coronary artery bypass grafts and hip and knee replacements.

It also “includes two common chronic conditions: congestive heart failure and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.”

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