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Study: Major teaching hospitals associated with lower mortality rates

Residency Program Insider, June 2, 2017

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Medicare patients at major teaching hospitals have better 30-day mortality rates for 15 common medical and 6 surgical conditions compared to patients at minor teaching hospitals and nonteaching hospitals, according to a recent study in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

Using Medicare data from 21.4 million hospitalizations, the researchers found that the unadjusted 30-day mortality rate at major teaching hospitals—those that are members of the Council of Teaching Hospitals—was 8.1%. The mortality rate at minor teaching hospitals—those with medical school affiliation—was 9.2% and 9.6% at non-teaching hospitals. The study did not explore reasons for the differences in mortality rates.

Source: JAMA



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