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Valley’s surgical complication rates considered typical
The Desert Sun

Using five years worth of Medicare billing data, the journalism nonprofit ProPublica has calculated rates of surgical complications for nearly 17,000 U.S. surgeons and the hospitals where they operate.

While nationally the analysis found a wide range of complication rates — even among surgeons working in the same hospital —rates for surgeons in the Coachella Valley were generally considered typical.

Eisenhower Medical Center in Rancho Mirage, the largest of the valley’s three hospitals, had the lowest overall complication rates among the three, according to the ProPublica data.