readmissions up, but deaths down
those findings at pa. hospitals are part of an annual report. both can reflect the quality of care.
mary beth ford knew her mother was really sick when admitted to a delaware county hospital a few days before thanksgiving for a blood infection. but after her mother was readmitted four times within six months, ford wondered what was going on.
see: pennsylvania health care cost containment council's
hospital performance report 2005
searchable by region.