Consumer Reports’ surgery ratings show some ‘top’ hospitals aren’t always tops

Consumer Reports used newly available federal government data to look at how patients fared after surgery at nearly 2,500 hospitals in 50 states. The report found some of the big-name hospitals did not always do well in preventing infections and other measures of quality care, while some busy urban hospitals that care for the poorest and sickest patients often did surprisingly well. 

Read more about the report here, and click here for a detailed report of Consumer Reports' surgery ratings.