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Report to The Nation: Awareness is the Best Medicine

For over 20 years, Healthgrades annual Report to the Nation recognizes America’s top hospitals, educates the public about variance in hospital performance, and helps patients make informed decisions about their healthcare. Reliable healthcare information has never been more accessible, but many consumers have yet to realize the importance of hospital quality in achieving positive clinical outcomes.

Choosing a 5-star rated hospital over a 1-star rated hospital could mean the difference between life and death, or an outpatient recovery and life-threatening complications. When it comes to hospital quality, awareness is the best medicine.

Read the full 21st Annual Report to the Nation for the latest healthcare trends and to learn how Healthgrades awards and ratings help consumers navigate their care options with confidence and discover the top-rated healthcare providers in their area.

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