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High Rankings for Boston Hospitals

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Two Boston hospitals are in the top ten list of America's Best Hospitals out today from U.S. News & World Report. Massachusetts General Hospital is ranked 5th and Brigham and Women's is in the 8th spot on the annual review. There is a separate list for hospitals that focus on children...and Children's Hospital Boston is 2nd in the General Pediatrics category. Beth Israel Deaconness Medical Center is the focus of this column from the editor of the US News rankings. The list is controversial because some industry leaders say it relies too heavily on reputation. Medicare's "Hospital Compare" website is a good place to check how well hospitals treat common problems including heart failure, pneumonia and surgery to remove a gallbladder.

This program aired on July 11, 2008. The audio for this program is not available.

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