Consumer Reports Expands Hospital Ratings List

Almost two-thirds of the nation's 258 teaching hospitals that report enough data to calculate a safety score ranked below average, the director of the Consumer Reports Health Ratings Center says.

2 comments on "Consumer Reports Expands Hospital Ratings List"
Iraj Roshan, MD (4/23/2013 at 1:06 PM)

This is just the tip of the iceberg: Most hospitals make sure the Aspirin and the ECG are done on time: The simple things. But, they don't care if the troponin assay is not run right or if the Monitor tech does not have any training in reading the monitor. Unfortunately, complaints lead to retaliation in an era that the head of the "doctors" organization is in the pocket of the hospital CEO. I have seen if first hand in East Texas. Welcome to the era of "Accountable" and "integrated" healthcare Delivery.
jsilver (4/22/2013 at 12:11 PM)

This comes as absolutely NO surprise to the hundreds of thousands of RN's who are working under extreme conditions in thousands of hospitals across the country. Staffing ratios are out of control. It is impossible to bring the full advantage having an RN taking care of you brings when the working conditions are so miserable. Senator Barbara Boxer gets it. The NNU gets it. The RN's get it. Only the AHA refuse to address this critical need, but since they own the legislators, nothing will get done.


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