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U.S. hospitals’ quality of care improves
USA Today

A report says treatment has improved substantially at U.S. hospitals for several ailments including heart attacks, pneumonia and children’s asthma. The report released Wednesday is based on more than 3,000 hospitals accredited by the Joint Commission, an independent regulatory group.

On average, hospitals in the report gave recommended heart attack treatment almost 98% of the time in 2009, versus 89% in 2002. That includes aspirin upon arriving and aspirin and beta blockers upon leaving.