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What does the vertical bar with the language “Top Hospitals” and a percentage mean on the Hospital Compare site?


In addition to the national average, the Hospital Compare Web site also presents the score representing the performance of the top 10 percent of all hospitals reporting. Often those top hospitals achieve the top score ('100%') on the measure, which means all the top hospitals provide the recommended treatment to their patients every time it is appropriate to do so.

Last Updated: 4/24/2008