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Slideshow: Healthgrades Ranks Hospital Quality by State, Region



Differences in Risk of Mortality: 5-star vs. 1-star
According to Healthgrades, Patients treated in 5-star hospitals have, on average 58% lower risk of dying than if they were treated in all other hospitals (across 18 common procedures and diagnoses, such as Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG), Stroke, and Pneumonia).

In treating a condition or conducting a procedure, as measured by clinical outcome rates for risk-adjusted mortality and complications…
5-stars: Clinical outcomes are statistically better than expected at the hospital.
3-stars: Clinical outcomes are statistically as expected at the hospital.
1-star: Clinical outcomes are statistically worse than expected at the hospital.


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