Thomson Reuters for the fourth year has named the top 15 health systems in the nation based on clinical quality data from more than 300 organizations.

The selected organizations, in three size ranges, demonstrated lower 30-day mortality rates, better survival rates, fewer complications, shorter hospital stays, fewer 30-day readmissions, fewer patient safety events, higher adherence to evidence-based care, and higher patient satisfaction scores than their peers, according to the Ann Arbor, Mich.-based vendor. Data came from the 2010 Medicare Provider Analysis and Review, and the CMS Hospital Compare data sets.

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