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5 reasons to beware hospital rankings

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STAT offers five reasons why hospital rankings by the profitable likes of U.S. News & World Report, et al.,  should be look at with “a grain of salt”. (We’d say the same thing about college rankings!)

They are:

  • No matter how objective the metrics, ratings are inherently subjective.
  • One bad score, and your rating is shot.
  • What’s not in the ratings matters, too.
  • Gaming the system.
  • The marketing agenda.

To read the STAT article, please hit this link.




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