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VA Hospitals Reported Lower Mortality Rates Than Non-VA Facilities

Becker’s Clinical Leadership & Infection Control writes: As of June 30 2018, most VA hospitals reported lower death rates than non-VA facilities, according to a USA Today analysis.  The analysis looked at how 146 VA medical centers compare to other healthcare facilities using a variety of factors. The analysis is based on scores of spreadsheets the VA has published in recent years that contain comparisons of its medical centers to non-VA averages on emergency room wait times, infection rates, patient survey results and more. In addition to reporting lower death rates, many VA medical centers also performed better on preventing certain post-surgical complications, including blood clots.

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