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Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Give Up on Healthcare Cont'd
If you don't think a measure of Emergency medicine is enough to say healthcare in Red states suck, check out this map of the bottom third of states for Hospital Quality.



These rankings were determined from analyses of survival rates and positive outcomes of common medical interventions. The states that performed the most poorly across a broad range of medical procedures were Arizona, Alabama, Oklahoma, Tennessee and Mississippi. For example, for patients receiving a percutaneous coronary intervention like angioplasty, stents or atherectomy they are 1.5 times more likely to die under the knife in Mississippi compared to New York.

Source: HealthGrades, Hospital Quality in America Study Sixth Annual Report 2003.

2 Comments:

Anonymous said...

You have to wonder if Arizona's survival rates are low just because it is filled with old people who suffer from previous medical conditions.

1:09 AM, June 23, 2006

 
Rev. Dr. said...

Studies such as these normalize for risk factors such as age. Therefore, a procedure done on an old person would be compared to the same procedure on someone of similar age. Notice, for instance, Florida is not included.

10:35 AM, June 23, 2006

 

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