Outcomes Strong at Academic Medical Centers

Patients served at academic medical centers have a better chance of surviving the health problems that brought them to those facilities. Or so concludes a new study published in the journal Health Affairs. According to the study, We examined more than 11.8 million hospitalizations in the period 2012–14 for Medicare beneficiaries ages sixty-five and older and found that, after adjustment for patient and hospital characteristics, high-severity patients had 7 percent lower odds, medium-severity patients had 13 percent lower odds, and low-severity patients had 17 percent lower odds of thirty-day mortality when treated at an academic medical center for common medical conditions, compared to similar [...]