Jul 31, 2013 11:34 AM
Consumer Reports rated 2,500 hospitals across the country on common surgical procedures. The study rated hospitals on the percent of patients that died after surgery, were hospitalized longer than expected, or suffered infections or other complications as a result of the surgery.
Consumer Reports is a nonprofit organization whose mission is “to work for a fair, just, and safe marketplace for all consumers and to empower consumers to protect themselves,” according to their mission statement. It is one of the top circulated magazines in the country.
Enloe Medial Center Administrators say its attention to detail has led to dramatic improvements in recent years.
"Our patients are having fewer infections, and they're having a better experience," Dr. Marcia Nelson of Enloe Medical Center told WLS-TV in Chicago.
Enloe ranked as one of the best out of the hospitals involved in the study, which covered hospitals in all 50 states plus Washington D.C. and Puerto Rico. Doctors say they are seeing patients have better experiences and fewer infections than recent years.
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