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Postby greeney2 » Thu Jul 16, 2009 2:10 pm

I remember a recient argument we had on this board about the UCLA medical center. Don't recall who posted it or why, but here is the truth. Of the top 20 hospitals, out of 5000, in the country, UCLA is 3rd having as many specialties as the #1 and #2 hospitals, and only scored a few points lower. What I recall is Cole treating me like a ninny, for my opinion given and personal experinces of people I know. He should remember that when real facts support real truth.


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Postby Nesaie » Thu Jul 16, 2009 3:33 pm

So, 1/3rd of that is based on opinion, AKA "reputation". 1/3rd is based on mortality rate, how is that computed? In the end, we all die. Only 5% is based on doing no harm??? The rest is based on "technology"? Do they have the machine that goes "ping"? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=arCITMfxvEc

I'm surprised that the U Dub (University of Washington) made that list. Just watch out for those crazy murderers...

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This MSM article needs more information about how this was evaluated for me to believe any word of it. If I were in school and 1/3rd of my grade depended on opinions of my peers, I'd be buying their love any way I could (well not really, I'd probably fail, but many people would).
Such a society would be dominated by an elite, unrestrained by traditional values. Soon it will be possible to assert almost continuous surveillance over every citizen... - Zbigniew Brezhinsky
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Postby greeney2 » Thu Jul 16, 2009 7:34 pm

the U.S. News approach looks at how well a hospital handles complex and demanding situations--replacing an 85-year-old man's heart valve, diagnosing and treating a spinal tumor, and dealing with inflammatory bowel disease, to name three examples. High-stakes medicine.



Don't know what your point is Nasaie but for my money these 20 hospitals are probably the best you could find if you were dying. My 2 coworkers both had their children at UCLA for Liver transplants, both would have died within days, and one was the youngest infant ever done anywhere. That is only one of their 15 specialties.
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