Revealing America's Deadliest Hospitals

Steve Benen | Washington Monthly | March 9, 2011

Plenty of U.S. hospitals have dramatically improved their safety performance. The best have virtually eliminated the deadliest hospital-acquired infections. If every health care provider adhered to the highest standards of patient safety and evidence-based medicine, hundreds of thousands of lives could be saved, to say nothing of the billions spent on treating complications. Yet good luck discovering for yourself which hospitals are safe and effective, and which aren't.