Thomson Reuters examined the performance of 971 hospitals by analyzing outcomes for patients with heart failure and heart attacks and for those who received coronary bypass surgery or percutaneous cardiovascular interventions (PCI) such as angioplasties.
The 100 Top Hospitals have 17 percent lower mortality rates for heart attack patients, 10 percent lower mortality rates for heart failure patients, 27 percent lower mortality for bypass surgery patients, 27 percent lower mortality following PCI, fewer post operative complications, shorter hospital stays and lower costs.
The study evaluated short-term, acute care, non-federal U.S. hospitals that treat a broad spectrum of cardiology patients. Thomson Reuters delivers information to leading decision makers in the financial, legal, tax and accounting, healthcare and science and media markets.
In the 2009 U.S. News & World Report magazine rankings, OSU Medical Center’s Richard M. Ross Heart Hospital was recognized as a leader in heart care, ranking 37 out of 4,861 hospitals from around the country.