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Heart attack patients do better in America's “best” hospitals

BMJ 1999; 318 doi: (Published 06 February 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;318:349
  1. Scott Gottlieb
  1. New York

    Elderly patients who have a myocardial infarction in the United States are more likely to survive if they are admitted to a hospital identified by a popular American magazine as “one of America's best hospitals,” according to a study assessing the veracity of the annual ranking (New England Journal of Medicine 1999;340:286-99, 309-10).

    The study looked at 60 US hospitals that had each been identified at least once in the past …

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