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Unexplained differences in hospital death rates

Posted on Oct 28, 2010 in Uncategorized

updated 10/22/2010 5:34:27 PM ET 2010-10-22T21:34:27 Share Print Font: +-NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Most of the two-fold variation between U.S. hospitals in heart attack death rates remains a mystery, according to a new study. Researchers found that factors often assumed to influence the quality of hospital care — such as location, size, and the economic and social standing of patients — explained less than 20 percent of the differences between institutions in patient survival after acute myocardial infarction, a severe form of heart attack. The findings, the investigators...

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