“It is … probable that medical practice … is actually the number one cause of death and disability in the US.”
Consumers Reports analyzed data from hospitals in almost every state and gave composite grades for patient safety for each one. Distressingly, no hospital warranted a grade higher than a mediocre 72 out of a possible 100, and most failed abysmally.
Far too many of the most well known hospitals, including Massachusetts General Hospital, UCLA Medical Center; Cleveland Clinic, New York-Presbyterian, and Mount Sinai Medical Center had grades so low that they should probably be closed in the interest of public safety.
A number of hospitals throughout the country, including Johns Hopkins in Baltimore and Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, could not be analyzed because they refused to submit the necessary information.
Did you know that, the death rate drops when surgeons go on strike?
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