U.S. News and World Report has published its 2006 list of America’s best hospitals

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U.S. News and World Report has published its 2006 list of America’s best hospitals

Fourteen hospitals made the magazine’s honor roll, with Johns Hopkins in Baltimore, Md., in the top spot. Here’s the magazine’s honor roll:
1. JohnsHopkins Hospital (Baltimore, Md.)
2. Mayo Clinic (Rochester, Minn.)
3. The Cleveland Clinic (Cleveland, Ohio)
4. Massachusetts GeneralHospital (Boston)
5. UCLA Medical Center (Los Angeles)
6. New York-Presbyterian Hospital, The University Hospital of Columbia and Cornell (New York City)
7. Duke University Medical Center (Durham, N.C.)
8. Barnes-Jewish Hospital/Washington University (St. Louis, Mo.)
9. Universityof California, San Francisco Medical Center
10. University of Washington Medical Center (Seattle)
11. Brigham and Women’s Hospital (Boston)
12. University of Michigan Hospitals and Health System (Ann Arbor, Mich.)
13. Stanford Hospital & Clinics (Stanford, Calif.)
14. University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

The list is based on various factors, including: the hospitals’ reputation among board-certified physicians; quality-of-care measures such as ratio of nurses to patients; and in-hospital death rates for Medicare patients after taking into consideration the severity of the patients’ illness.

Specialty Rankings
The magazine also ranked hospitals for 16 specialties. Here are the top three hospitals listed for cancer, heart and heart surgery, and pediatrics.

Cancer:
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (New York); University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center (Houston); Johns Hopkins Hospital (Baltimore, Md.)
Heart and Heart Surgery:
The Cleveland Clinic; Mayo Clinic (Rochester, Minn.); Johns Hopkins Hospital (Baltimore, Md.);
Pediatrics:
The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia; Children’s Hospital Boston; Johns Hopkins Hospital (Baltimore, Md.)

SOURCE: U.S. News & World Report, “Best Hospitals 2006,” July 9, 2006, online edition.
 

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Who is thie JOhns Hopkins.. I have never heard of them or any of the other ones on the list.. weird.. and surprising..
 

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I think their ranking factors are interesting.

The list is based on various factors, including: the hospitals’ reputation among board-certified physicians; quality-of-care measures such as ratio of nurses to patients; and in-hospital death rates for Medicare patients after taking into consideration the severity of the patients’ illness.
Hospitals reputation? I mean yes its important but its not everything. As well as the "death rates for medicare patients"? What's up with that?
 

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in other news, US News and World Reports has published its 2006 list of biggest financial contributors...
 

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I read the article and it's very surgery heavy. I'm not sure how relevant it is to the modern reality of medicine, with most people working in non-surgical fields.
 

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lpressley130 said:
U.S. News and World Report has published its 2006 list of America’s best hospitals

Fourteen hospitals made the magazine’s honor roll, with Johns Hopkins in Baltimore, Md., in the top spot. Here’s the magazine’s honor roll:
1. JohnsHopkins Hospital (Baltimore, Md.)
2. Mayo Clinic (Rochester, Minn.)
3. The Cleveland Clinic (Cleveland, Ohio)
4. Massachusetts GeneralHospital (Boston)
5. UCLA Medical Center (Los Angeles)
6. New York-Presbyterian Hospital, The University Hospital of Columbia and Cornell (New York City)
7. Duke University Medical Center (Durham, N.C.)
8. Barnes-Jewish Hospital/Washington University (St. Louis, Mo.)
9. Universityof California, San Francisco Medical Center
10. University of Washington Medical Center (Seattle)
11. Brigham and Women’s Hospital (Boston)
12. University of Michigan Hospitals and Health System (Ann Arbor, Mich.)
13. Stanford Hospital & Clinics (Stanford, Calif.)
14. University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

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Easily, these are the fourteen best hospitals when it comes to spending your tax dollars allocated to medicare. All of these hospitals notoriously de-emphasize primary care. If you sneeze in one of these hospitals, you will surely buy yourself a full ENT, Allergy, and Immunology consult. More than anything else, the "multidisciplinary approach" that these hospitals tout, (which often entail courtesy consults from every specialist from every body system whether needed or not in what amounts to a sickening money grab at medicare dollars), is the reason why healthcare costs are out of control and there is such a big push for Universal Healthcare in this country.

This list is a joke and for anyone who reveres the list, the joke is on them. I don't know what unholy crisis has to occur before cost-effectiveness is considered a virtue in this country, but looking at this list tells me that the editors at U.S. News and World Report do not know their a$$e$ from their elbows. They better get to Hopkins for urgent Proctology and Orthopedic consults STAT!
 

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Easily, these are the fourteen best hospitals when it comes to spending your tax dollars allocated to medicare. All of these hospitals notoriously de-emphasize primary care. If you sneeze in one of these hospitals, you will surely buy yourself a full ENT, Allergy, and Immunology consult. More than anything else, the "multidisciplinary approach" that these hospitals tout, (which often entail courtesy consults from every specialist from every body system whether needed or not in what amounts to a sickening money grab at medicare dollars), is the reason why healthcare costs are out of control and there is such a big push for Universal Healthcare in this country.

This list is a joke and for anyone who reveres the list, the joke is on them. I don't know what unholy crisis has to occur before cost-effectiveness is considered a virtue in this country, but looking at this list tells me that the editors at U.S. News and World Report do not know their a$$e$ from their elbows. They better get to Hopkins for urgent Proctology and Orthopedic consults STAT!
I second all that