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University Medical Center Fails Survey

A national non-profit group has given University Medical Center a failing grade based on numerous criteria. The Las Vegas Review Journal reports that Leapfrog Group, which surveyed 2500 hospitals,  published its findings Tuesday. That survey looked at 28 components in three critical areas including infections and deaths.

UMC officials say they were not bothered by the report and told the Review Journal that the failing grade was due in part because the hospital does not voluntarily participate in the survey. UMC had 136 deaths per 1000 patients, which is higher than the national average. Desert Springs Hospital in Southern Nevada had an A score, even though it had a higher rate of deaths than UMC. The full survey is available here.

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