Resources for Hospitals: Surgery Ratings

Resources for Hospitals: Surgery Ratings

Published: July 2013

For the first time, Consumer Reports has rated U.S. hospitals on how patients fare during and after surgery. The Ratings include an overall surgery Rating, which combines results for 27 categories of scheduled surgeries, as well as individual Ratings for five specific procedure types: back surgery, hip replacement, knee replacement, angioplasty, and carotid artery surgery.

The report, "Your Safer-Surgery Survival Guide," which covers nearly 2,500 hospitals across the U.S., also appeared in the September 2013 issue of Consumer Reports magazine.

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