WEST PALM BEACH. FL (WFLX) - The Web site HealthGrades.com released information about hospitals across the country, including South Florida.
The report claims to be the largest of its kind, with researchers looking at more than 40 million hospital records provided by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Looking at 27 procedures and diagnoses, hospitals are assigned different ratings.
HealthGrades suggests a person has a 73 percent lower risk of dying in a top-rated hospital versus one rated as one of the worst.