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Validity of hospital rankings
Los Angeles Times

Even if you’re the kind who never reads a review before heading to the car lot or the movie theater, you probably want to know how your hospital stacks up before you walk through the door. You definitely wouldn’t want to find out after the fact that your hospital is a clunker and your surgeon usually gets two thumbs down.

There are many ways to check out a hospital. You could look up survival statistics at the Medicare Hospital Compare site (at http://www.hospitalcompare.hhs.gov) or you could contact the hospital directly to find out how often it performs the procedure that you need.

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