The September 2013 ratings consider how high-volume hospitals in the United States and Puerto Rico compare in avoiding adverse events in Medicare patients during their hospital stay for a surgical procedure. The ratings are based on the percentage of a hospital’s surgery patients who died in the hospital or stayed longer than expected for their procedure. According to Consumer Reports, research shows those measures are correlated with complications, and some hospitals themselves use this approach to monitor quality.
Visit Consumer Reports here to read, “Your Safer Surgery Survival Guide” and here to see the ratings for the 2,463 U.S. acute-care or critical-access hospitals scored in the report.
About Suburban Hospital
Suburban Hospital, a member of Johns Hopkins Medicine, is a not-for-profit, community-based hospital in Bethesda, Maryland, that has served Montgomery County and the surrounding area for almost 70 years. Suburban Hospital is distinguished by a cutting-edge stroke program; level II trauma center; centers of excellence in cardiac care, orthopedics and joint replacement surgery, neurosciences and oncology; state-of-the-art diagnostic and treatment tools; and affiliations with world-class institutions, including the neighboring National Institutes of Health.