Report: NYS hospital safety among worst in nation

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ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — New York State hospital safety is being called into question by a new report from the New York Public Interest Research Group.

Among their findings, NYPIRG determined:

  • New York State ranked poorly when compared to 16 other major urbanized states.
  • New York hospitals were much more likely to be ranked by Medicare as “Below the national average” of quality measures than hospitals in the rest of the US
  • New York City hospitals had a disproportionate number of one-star rankings when compared with other US major cities.
  • New York City, the suburbs (Nassau-Suffolk-Westchester counties) and Upstate all had comparatively high percentages of low-quality hospitals
  • Patients reported that New York hospitals provided worse treatment than hospitals surveyed in other states
  • The Medicare.gov/Hospital Compare findings are consistent with those of other hospital reviews.

To read the full report, click here.

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