Tuesday, 26 October 2010

The Economist: Hammersmith Hospital "best in country"

From this week's Economist, confirmation that we have a jewel of a local hospital right here in Shepherd's Bush:

MEASURING good health, in patients and hospitals alike, is one thing. Finding the causes is harder. Medical professionals in Britain know that Hammersmith Hospital in west London, for example, is one of the best in the country—Tony Blair received treatment there for his irregular heartbeat and it is one of only a handful of places to which London ambulance crews take people with suspected heart attacks. From America to Sweden, the best hospitals in a rich country outperform the rest. But how?

Read on to find out...

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