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Baltimore has the highest rated hospitals in the US?

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by Mr981, Jan 25, 2012.

  1. Mr981

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    http://www.foxnews.com/health/2012/01/24/baltimore-named-best-city-for-hospital-care/

    Very interesting article and link to the group that did the study. I expected to see Cleveland rated in the top 10 but it didn't make the cut.

    If you tunnel into the details , you can find out how various hospitals compare with regards to complications/outcomes by the particular procedure--info that is very hard to come by other than possibly word of mouth.
     
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    series1811 Enforcerator. CLM

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    Well, you have Johns Hopkins, and also one of the highest rated trauma units in the country, the Universtiy of Maryland Shock Trauma Unit, located there, so I'm not surprised.
     

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    I've known JH is very well regarded and have been for years, but it would seem that roughly half of the hospitals in the area qualify for the high ratings--very impressive.
     
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    Competition, those other hospitals have to compete with Hopkins. Also, I'm sure those other hospitals offer Hopkins trained residents and attendings a pretty penny to come to their hospital, so it's not really surprising they would be rated high.
     
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    byf43 NRA Endowment Life Member

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    Exactly!
     
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    You mean there is a beneift to living here (other than my job?)