Top 50 Cardiovascular Hospitals for 2012

Top 50 Cardiovascular Hospitals for 2012

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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