Healthgrades released its new report, America’s Best Hospitals 2013: Navigating Variability in Hospital Quality. The report identifies the Top Cities in the United States with the lowest overall average risk-adjusted in-hospital mortality rates (less than 5%), with Dayton, OH, Phoenix, AZ and Milwaukee, WI topping the list. As part of this analysis, Healthgrades identified a dramatic variability in clinical outcomes among hospitals within these cities.
The report also includes the annual Healthgrades America’s Best Hospitals 2013, recognizing hospitals at two levels: America’s 50 Best Hospitals (top one percent in the nation, evaluated over seven years) and America’s 100 Best Hospitals (top two percent in the nation, evaluated over four years). These hospitals have passed the test of time, showing superior performance and clinical excellence year after year.
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