Hospital Ratings Are In The Eye Of The Beholder

Kaiser Health News staff writer Jordan Rau reports: "Evaluations of hospitals are proliferating, giving patients unprecedented insight into institutions where variations in quality can determine whether they live or die. Many have similar names, such as 'Best Hospitals Honor Roll,' 'America's Best Hospitals' and '100 Top Hospitals.' Illinois, Florida and other states have created their own report cards. In some places, such as California, there are more than a dozen organizations offering assessments on hospital quality" (Rau, 3/18). Read the story and check out the list of hospital ratings websites.

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