The Atlantic, November 13, 2012
A report from the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice offers medical students a glimpse of the kind of doctors they're likely to become, depending where they do their residency. It compares 23 of the country's "top" teaching hospitals on various aspects of patient care: How they treat patients in their last few months of life, how many surgical procedures they perform, and what the patient experience is like. Does training at a prestigious hospital mean residents will become good doctors? Maybe not.