Consumer Reports releases hospital surgery ratings

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Updated: 8/02/2013 10:28 am
New ratings have been released for US hospitals by Consumer Reports.     

The ratings from better to worse are based on how patients do during and after surgery. On the national scale, some big-name hospitals sometimes do not live up to their reputations and smaller institutions can do better than expected.

"For the first time, we've rated more than twenty-four hundred hospitals on how well their Medicare patients fare during and after surgeries, and that's elective surgeries and we looked at twenty seven different categories of surgeries and combined them into an overall rating and we're also publishing ratings for five individual procedures. These ratings are based on the percentage of Medicare patients who died or stayed longer than expected for their medical procedure," said Consumer Reports Associate Director Doris Peter.

As far as Lubbock is concerned, Covenant Hospital appeared on the list among the best rated in Texas. Grace medical center was a little further down on the list. Lubbock Heart Hospital was rated right around average for how patients do during and after surgery. Finally, University Medical Center came out among the worst on the ratings scale.

Peter did not point to any specific reason for such differences between hospitals in a single community. However, she did mention that teaching hospitals fell short of high expectations in some cases. The data collected comes from medicare billing records from 2009, 2010, and 2011. It is then analyzed in collaboration with a consultant.

See the ratings here.
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