Healthgrades releases annual Hospital Quality in America Study

December 2010
Healthcare Purchasing News;Dec2010, Vol. 34 Issue 12, p8
Trade Publication
The article reports on the 2011 release of the "Thirteenth Annual HealthGrades Hospital Quality in America Study," which was conducted by the hospital care quality evaluation agency Healthgrades.


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