UT Southwestern Makes ‘Best 11 Medical Schools for Primary Care’ 2018 List

UT Southwestern has placed No.8 in a four-way tie in U.S. News’ “Best Medical Schools for Primary Care” 2018 list. The University of Washington in Seattle is the best medical school for primary care, according to the U.S. News & World Report ranking, and UT Southwestern was the only school in North Texas to make the list. According to U.S. News, the rankings are based on faculty resources, a peer assessment score, and program selectivity statistics, along with other calculations. The top 11 medical schools for primary care, the publication says, are as follows: 1. University of Washington–Seattle 2. University… Full Story

Graphic: Patient Recommendation Rates At BUMC, Presby, Parkland

Our newest data set is from numbers provided by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services for the fiscal year 2013, as corralled by the Texas Tribune in its interactive Texas Hospitals Explorer. For the next month, we’ll be posting graphics for three similarly sized hospitals: Texas Health Presbyterian Dallas (898 beds), Baylor University Medical Center (876 beds), and Parkland Memorial Hospital (769 beds). This week’s stat is the percentage of patients that would recommend the hospital. Graphic by Renee Blostein, interactive designer for D Magazine.

Graphic: Rates Of Death Within 30 Days Of Discharge At Presby, Baylor UMC, Parkland

Our newest data set is from numbers provided by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services for the fiscal year 2013, as corralled by the Texas Tribune in its interactive Texas Hospitals Explorer. For the next month, we’ll be posting graphics for three similarly sized hospitals: Texas Health Presbyterian Dallas (898 beds), Baylor University Medical Center (876 beds), and Parkland Memorial Hospital (769 beds). This week’s stat is the rates of death within 30 days of discharge. Graphic by Renee Blostein, interactive designer for D Magazine.

Graphic: Average Time In The ER At Baylor, Presby, and Parkland

Our newest data set is from numbers provided by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, as corralled by the Texas Tribune in their interactive Texas Hospitals Explorer. For the next month, we’ll be posting graphics for three similarly sized hospitals: Texas Health Presbyterian Dallas (898 beds), Baylor University Medical Center (876 beds), and Parkland Memorial Hospital (769 beds). Full Story

COPD, Chronic Bronchitis, Emphysema

Last year, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services released figures from hospitals around the country detailing the costs of the 100 most common inpatient services and the 30 most common outpatient services. The numbers sometimes illustrate significant variation in what providers charge for similar services. Full Story

Severe Skin Infection

Last year, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services released figures from hospitals around the country detailing the costs of the 100 most common inpatient services and the 30 most common outpatient services. The numbers sometimes illustrate significant variation in what providers charge for similar services. Full Story