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Slide Presentation of the 2007 Annual Meeting of AHRQ

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Compare Hospital Scores on surgery for cancer of the esophagus & pancreas

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When you are choosing a hospital, you should look for the hospital that does Better than average on the topics that are most important to you, or on as many items as possible.

Click on any of the indicators to see details on how each hospital performed on that particular indicator.

Surgery for cancer of the esophagus & pancreas
Hospital A Hospital B Hospital C Hospital D
Number of surgeries to remove of part of the esophagus average Worse than average Better than average Worse than average
Death rate from surgery to remove part of the esophagus Better than average Worse than average Better than average average
Number of surgeries to remove part of the pancreas Worse than average Worse than average Better than average Worse than average
Death rate from surgery to remove part of the pancreas average Worse than average Better than average average

Notes:
Death rate is the percent of patients who had a particular procedure who died while in each hospital during 2004.

A hospital's score is calculated in comparison to the state average.
Average is about the same as the state average.
Better than average is better than the state average.
Worse than average is worse than the state average.


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