Pricier hospitals not necessarily better than cheaper counterparts

Larger, more expensive hospitals in certain urban markets did not necessarily perform as well as their lower-priced counterparts, according to a new study in Health Affairs. Data suggests that while larger, pricier hospitals may have done a better job than smaller facilities in preventing readmissions and blood clots, their survival rates for heart attack and pneumonia patients were virtually indistinguishable. However, more expensive hospitals were more likely to provide specialized care and treat the uninsured. Read the full report at FierceHealthcare  

 

 

 

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