Slideshow: Healthgrades Ranks Hospital Quality by State, Region

  

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Top & Bottom States by Average Risk-Adjusted Mortality Rates (2009-2011)
Healthgrades measured four procedures and conditions, which it calls 'cohorts', to determine the quality improvement trends for mortality rate-based conditions and procedures: Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG), Heart Attack, Pneumonia, and Sepsis. Across all mortality rate-based conditions and procedures in the study, these four account for 54.2% of all deaths and 33% of the total number of patient cases in the 2009-2011 analyses by Healthgrades.

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