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NYS Hospitals Perform Poorly in National Comparison, Analysis Finds

New York State hospitals compare poorly when compared to the rest of the nation, according to an analysis released by the New York Public Interest Research Group and Lookout Hill Public Research Associates. The review – Code Blue: New York Hospitals’ Poor Quality Performance – relied on data from CMS Hospital Compare, as reported in October 2019.

The analysis found New York State ranked poorly when compared to 16 other major urbanized states. In New York, 34 percent of hospitals were a quality one-star this year. New York hospitals were much more likely to be ranked by Medicare as “Below the national average” of quality measures than hospitals in the rest of the US.

The analysis also found the CMS Hospital Compare findings were consistent with those of other hospital reviews. Hospital Compare, Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, Healthgrades and IBM Watson Health found that hospitals in New York were substantially worse in quality and performance than in the U.S. overall.

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