Nightly News   |  July 31, 2013

Consumer Reports releases hospital surgery ratings

Several big-name hospitals got lower ratings than you might expect. NBC’s Brian Williams reports.

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>>> they have reviewed cars and toasters and lawn mowers and a lot of americans turn to the folks at consumer reports before making any kind of purchase. but what about our health care and major surgery? we'll put a link to their report on our website for you tonight. but for the first time, the folks at the nonprofit consumer reports have released ratings on over 2400 u.s. hospitals based on the quality of surgical care. several big name hospitals got lower ratings than you might expect. at least two of them, johns hopkins and the cleveland clinic , were already today questioning the methodology of the findings.