U.S. News has released its latest hospital rating report. There are so many variables to consider that I don’t put a great deal of stock in this type of rating system, but there is helpful information provided. Here is a description from the article:
U.S. News evaluated almost 5,000 hospitals to rank the best in 16 adult specialties from cancer to urology. Death rates, patient safety, and reputation with more than 9,000 specialists went into the 2010-11 rankings. Of 152 hospitals ranked in at least one specialty, 14 are featured in an Honor Roll for landing near the top in at least six specialties.