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Thursday, March 21, 2013

Consumer Reports: UCONN Health Center/JDH (Farmington) lowest-rated teaching hospital for 'safety'

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That would be out of all teaching hospitals rated (by CR) in the United States......

Off-site link to May, 2013 article from CR. New window opens. No affiliation: http://www.consumerreports.org/cro/magazine/2013/05/safety-still-lags-in-u-s-hospitals/index.htm

(Excerpt from article: "Our updated safety score focuses on five key measures: readmissions, complications, communication, the overuse of CT scans, and infections. The data, which come from federal and state governments, cover different time ranges, depending on the specific measure....")

Update: More written about this story. Off-site link, new window opens, no affilaition:  http://articles.courant.com/2013-03-28/health/hc-dempsey-ranking-20130327_1_consumer-reports-list-hospital-compare-hospital-consumer-assessment

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