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Rural Hospitals Provide Better Care than Urban Medical Centers

Rural Hospitals Provide Better Care than Urban Medical Centers

Rural Hospitals Do Better than Urban Medical Centers

http://www.fiercehealthfinance.com/story/smaller-hospitals-fare-well-cms-quality-measures/2012-12-25

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has released a report which credit many rural hospitals with outstanding care and condemns some prestigious urban hospitals for the quality of their care. The CMS rates hospitals on a twelve point system and rewards hospitals which provide excellent care with grant money and penalizes hospital providing subpar care by taking away money. The CMS' most recent survey has found that large academic hospitals fared worse than rural hospital, and therefore the CMS is giving more grant money to these rural hospitals and taking away money from the larger urban hospitals. The largest bonus will go to a ten-bed hospital in Idaho. The CMS' research into the quality of care hospitals provide should be important to citizens concerned with the healthcare they are receiving. The CMS' research and award system demonstrates the fact that patients should do their own research on which hospital is best. Although many urban hospitals have a great academic reputation, these same hospitals may not give the best care.

Contact with health care professionals is a necessary part of our society and almost always beneficiary. However, providers are human and mistakes can be made. Even the most careful health care professionals can make a mistake that injures a patient. However, not all medical mistakes rise to the level of malpractice. The skilled medical malpractice attorneys at Meyerkord and Meyerkord, LLC will help you if you believe you are the victim of medical malpractice. Our medical malpractice attorneys continue to set the standard for representation of difficult cases. If you have a medical malpractice issue, contact us at (314) 436-9958 or (800) 391-4318 to schedule a no-obligation meeting with a medical malpractice attorney.

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