Forbes | Specialty Hospitals Have Better Quality and Lower Costs

David Whelan. Bad Medicine. Forbes 03.10.08.

“There are 200 specialty hospitals in the U.S. (out of 6,000 hospitals overall), and they often deliver services better, more safely and at lower cost.”  “A 2006 study funded by Medicare found that patients of all types are four times as likely to die in a full-service hospital after orthopedic surgery as they would after the same procedure in a specialty hospital.”

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