Larger urban hospitals tend to disappoint patients

A large teaching hospital may have an edge in size and resources compared to smaller institutions, but it may be lacking in patient satisfaction. Densely populated urban areas tend to have lower satisfaction scores among patients than those in more sparsely populated areas, according to a new study published in the Journal of Hospital Medicine. "Across the country, large hospital size and non-English as a primary language predicted poor patient satisfaction scores while white race and higher education level predicted better scores," co-author Daniel McFarland, a clinical fellow at Mount Sinai's Icahn School of Medicine, said in a statement. >> Read the full article at FierceHealthcare

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