Why Is There A Problem With Health Care Quality?

by John C. Goodman

Source: Health Affairs Blog

Go to the web site of the Detroit Medical Center (DMC) and you will learn that DMC facilities rank among the "nation's best hospitals" by U.S. News & World Report and that they have won other awards. The DMC has some of the "best" heart doctors; it is "tops" in cancer care; and it ranks among the "nation's safest hospitals." Three of its hospitals, for example, meet Leapfrog standards (only one other Michigan hospital system does so, you will be told) and two have received Leapfrog's "top hospital" award (no other Michigan hospital, the site says, made the list).

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