Healthgrades released its 2022 State Rankings, evaluating clinical performance for nearly 4,500 hospitals nationwide across eight key specialty areas for 2022: Joint Replacement, Spine Surgery, Cardiac Surgery, Coronary Interventional Procedures, Stroke Care, Critical Care, Pulmonary Care, and Prostate Surgery.
Considering hospital quality when choosing a doctor can be a life-changing decision; however, it is often overlooked. The rankings underscore the importance of targeted research and care, arming patients with data-driven decision support. This year’s list recognizes 431 top ranked hospitals in 34 states. These hospitals are providing patients with measurably superior clinical outcomes.
The 2022 rankings methodology is rooted entirely in clinical outcomes such as mortality and complication rates. Statistics are based on Healthgrades analysis of MedPAR data for the years 2018 through 2020 and represent three-year estimates for Medicare patients only.
- Healthgrades 2022 State Rankings: https://www.healthgrades.com/quality/hospital-ratings-awards