Hospitals improve survival rates even as they treat sicker patients, Thomson study finds

October 2007
H&HN: Hospitals & Health Networks;Oct2007, Vol. 81 Issue 10, p64
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The article reports that survival rates for U.S. hospital inpatients have improved since 1998, despite predictions that rates would worsen because of the increased severity of the illnesses being treated, according to a study by Thomson Healthcare's Center for Healthcare. The study found that advances in care realized by U.S. hospitals since 1998 translated into the survival of 350,000 more patients than expected in 2006. The study also showed that hospitals are treating sicker patients.


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