How good is your hospital?

Published: January, 2010

Databases help take the guesswork out of choosing a hospital.

Sooner or later, most of us spend some time in a hospital. In an emergency, you don't have much choice, but instead rush to the closest one. For an episode of worsening heart failure or a planned procedure like bypass surgery, however, you may have your pick of hospitals. Choosing among them isn't the most straightforward task.

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