Gauging quality of care, safety raises questions
Four major Chicago teaching hospitals have landed on a list of institutions whose patients encounter substantially more medical complications than at the average hospital, according to data evaluated by the Medicare program. Medicare's first public effort to identify hospitals with patient-safety problems has pinpointed many prestigious teaching institutions around the nation, raising concerns about quality of care but also bolstering objections that the government's measurements are skewed.
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