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Medicare data show gap in hospital performance, perception
USA Today

More than 120 hospitals given top marks by patients for providing excellent care also have a darker distinction: high death rates for heart attack, heart failure or pneumonia, a USA TODAY analysis of new Medicare data has found. Experts say the newspaper’s analysis of data released today by Medicare offers a window into the relationship between patients’ perceptions of the the quality of their hospital care and more objective measures, such as hospitals’ death and readmission rates.