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Consumer Reports Is Rating Surgical Groups
New York Times

Medical groups that perform heart bypass surgery are now being rated alongside cars and toaster ovens in Consumer Reports.

In most parts of the country, data-based ratings of doctors are not available to patients. Only a few states, including New York, provide them.

The magazine published ratings of 221 surgical groups from 42 states online on Tuesday and will print them in its October issue. Groups are rated, not individual doctors.