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Top 50 Cardiovascular Hospitals for 2012

Top 50 Cardiovascular Hospitals for 2012
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Thomson Reuters has released its 13th annual report identifying the nation’s best providers of cardiovascular service. Selected from more than 1,000 hospitals, those chosen have better risk-adjusted survival, lower complications, and fewer readmissions.

The top 50 hospitals distinguish themselves from the rest due to the fact that they:

had 23% fewer deaths.

had a 40% lower rate of heart failure complications.

maintained lower 30-day readmission rates for heart attack and heart failure.

spent an average of $4,000 less per bypass surgery case.

discharged bypass patients almost a full day sooner.

increased their use of internal mammary artery for CABG surgeries from 88% to 96%.

View the Reuters list of top cardiovascular hospitals.

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